The Advanced Placement Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by life science majors during their first year of college. Students will learn the conceptual framework, knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. Students will complete a variety of laboratories, and they will be prepared to take the AP Biology Examination in May, for which they may gain college credit or placement.
Units of Study
Unit 1 - Chemistry of Life
Unit 2 - Cell Structure and Function
Unit 3 - Cellular Energetics
Unit 4 - Cell Communication and Cell Cycle
Unit 5 - Heredity
Unit 6 - Gene Expression and Regulation
Unit 7 - Natural Selection
Unit 8 - Ecology
The date of the AP Biology test for this year is Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Sign up for the test will take place during the month of February.
All handouts, answer keys, notes and additional materials will be posted to Schoology. The code for this trimester is DFRN-GQZS-D24DR .
I am available every day from 6:45 until 7:30 in my office, which is across from my classroom. I am also available during X-block on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or in the afternoons every day except Monday.