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AP Biology Information. Teacher: Katrina Taylor BS in Cell and Developmental Biology Published Scientist- Studied protein interaction in immune and cancer cells Working on Masters Degree in Molecular Biology. Prerequisites. A or B in Honors Chemistry and Biology or

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AP Biology Information

Teacher: Katrina Taylor

BS in Cell and Developmental Biology

Published Scientist- Studied protein interaction in immune and cancer cells

Working on Masters Degree in Molecular Biology


Prerequisites

A or B in Honors Chemistry and Biology

or

A in Chemistry and Biology Both semesters

A STRONG foundation in Chemistry and Basic Biology is needed to successfully keep up with the pace and depth of the course


Four Unifying Themes of Biology

  • Evolution and the Diversity of Life

  • Molecular building blocks, energy and homeostasis

  • Genetic information transfer and expression

  • Organismal biology and ecology


Science Practices

  • You will be assessed on your conceptual understanding of the content and ability to use the 7 Science Practices

    • Using Representations and models

    • Use mathematics appropriately

    • Engaging in scientific questioning

    • Experimental design

    • Evaluating evidence

    • Work with scientific Explanations

    • Connect concepts across domains of biology (big to small)


6 Units of Study

August through December

  • Molecules, Cell Structures, Energy and Enzymes

  • Cell Processes: Energy and Cell Communication

  • Genetic Inheritance, Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology

    January through May

  • Regulation of Gene Expression

  • Plant and Animal form and function, responses to the environment, homeostasis.

  • Evolution and Biodiversity

    In all units there is an emphasis on molecular interactions


This course will be a lot of work

  • The course is designed to represent the first year of study for a undergraduate majoring in a science discipline (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

  • Pacing: We typically go through a chapter of material per week

  • Depth: You will need to be comfortable with understanding molecules, energy and intermolecular interactions throughout the year.

  • You must read your textbook, participate in class and think critically to fully understand the content.


FAQs

  • How many AP classes should I take?

    • NO MORE THAN 3 if you want to get sleep, learn and be successful in academics and conservatory.

    • Recipe for disaster: AP Calc/Stats, AP Physics, AP Lang, AP Lit, AP US, AP Bio and I am the star of the musical!

  • How much math is involved in AP Biology?

    • We use math frequently in AP-Bio here are some examples

      • Statistics (standard error of the mean, Chi-squared Probability rules)

      • Calculating solute and water potential

      • Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium

      • Population growth

      • Punnett squares and dihybrid crosses


FAQs

  • What is the difference between Biology and Chemistry?

    • Biology is the study of Life, chemistry is the study of molecules

    • Biology is applied Chemistry

  • Do you assign homework/ tests/ quizzes/ projects/ lab reports/ reading / etc?

    • Yes


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