AP Biology Syllabus 2012-2013

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AP Biology

Syllabus

2012
-
2013


Course Overview:
The Course

The AP Biology course is designed to enable you to develop advanced inquiry and
reasoning skills, such as designing a plan for collecting data, analyzing data, applying
mathematical routines, and connecting concepts in and across domains. The result will b
e
readiness for the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses

a goal of every
AP course.

This AP Biology course is equivalent to a two
-
semester college introductory biology
course and has been endorsed enthusiastically by higher education off
icials.

The Emphasis on Science Practices

A practice is a way to coordinate knowledge and skills in order to accomplish a goal or
task. The science practices enable you to establish lines of evidence and use them to
develop and refine testable explanations

and predictions of natural phenomena. Because
content, inquiry, and reasoning are equally important in AP Biology, each learning
objective combines content with inquiry and reasoning skills described in the science
practices.

The science practices capture

important aspects of the work that scientists engage in, at
the level of competence expected of you, an AP Biology student.

The key concepts and related content that define the revised AP Biology course and exam
are organized around a few underlying prin
ciples called the big ideas, which encompass
the core scientific principles, theories and processes governing living organisms and
biological systems.

Big Idea 1: Evolution

The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.

Big Idea 2: Cellul
ar Processes: Energy and Communication

Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to
reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.

Big Idea 3: Genetics and Information Transfer

Living systems store, retrieve, transmit,
and respond to information essential to life
processes.

Big Idea 4: Interactions

Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex
properties.





Science Practices for AP Biology

A practice is a way to coordinate
knowledge and skills in order to accomplish a goal or
task. The science practices enable students to establish lines of evidence and use them to
develop and refine testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena. These
science practices capture
important aspects of the work that scientists engage in, at the
level of competence expected of AP Biology students.

Science Practice 1:

The student can use representations and models to communicate
scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems.

1.1 T
he student can create representations and models of natural or man
-
made
phenomena and systems in the domain.

1.2 The student can describe representations and models of natural or man
-
made
phenomena and systems in the domain.

1.3 The student can refine repr
esentations and models of natural or man
-
made
phenomena and systems in the domain.

1.4 The student can use representations and models to analyze situations or solve
problems qualitatively and quantitatively.

1.5 The student can re
-
express key elements of n
atural phenomena across multiple
representations in the domain.

Science Practice 2:

The student can use mathematics appropriately.

2.1 The student can justify the selection of a mathematical routine to solve problems

2.2 The student can apply mathematical
routines to quantities that describe natural
phenomena.

2.3 The student can estimate numerically quantities that describe natural phenomena.

Science Practice 3:

The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking
or to guide investigations
within the context of the AP course.

3.1 The student can pose scientific questions.

3.2 The student can refine scientific questions.

3.3 The student can evaluate scientific questions.

Science Practice 4:

The student can plan and implement data collection s
trategies
appropriate to a particular scientific question.

4.1 The student can justify the selection of the kind of data needed to answer a particular
scientific question.

4.2 The student can design a plan for collecting data to answer a particular scienti
fic
question.

4.3 The student can collect data to answer a particular scientific question.

4.4 The student can evaluate sources of data to answer a particular scientific question.

Science Practice 5:

The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of
evidence.

5.1 The student can analyze data to identify patterns or relationships.

5.2 The student can refine observations and measurements based on data analysis.

5.3 The student can evaluate the evidence provided by data sets in relation to a particular
s
cientific question.

Science Practice 6:

The student can work with scientific explanations and theories.

6.1 The student can justify claims with evidence.

6.2 The student can construct explanations of phenomena based on evidence produced
through scientific
practices.

6.3 The student can articulate the reasons that scientific explanations and theories are
refined or replaced.

6.4 The student can make claims and predictions about natural phenomena based on
scientific theories and models.

6.5 The student can ev
aluate alternative scientific explanations.

Science Practice 7:

The student is able to connect and relate knowledge across various
scales, concepts, and representations in and across domains.

7.1 The student can connect phenomena and models across spatial
and temporal scales.

7.2 The student can connect concepts in and across domain(s) to generalize or extrapolate
in and/or across enduring understandings and/or big ideas.



The class is conducted at the college level and students are expected to work
accordingly. The class meets 6 out of 7 days (due to a rotating schedule) for
4
8

minutes
with a double period 1 out of 7 days. There will be class lecture, activities and labs.
Hands on lab activities take up approximately 25% of the course time. Students are
expected to read the selected material, take notes and complete any handouts
such as
questions or guided notes that will help them navigate through the material. Along with
the factual information learned, student will be able to utilize the biological knowledge
and demonstrate critical thinking through a series of written essays.
Each unit culminates
with a test consisting of multiple choice questions with corresponding essays. Each
student is required to take the AP exam.



Text:

Biology,

Campbell & Reese

9
th

ed. (Pearson pu
blishers)

Optional: Review book such as Cliff’s, Princeton Review, REA, Barron

s, Kaplan

Reading of the text is extremely important.
Students will be expected to take their own
notes as they read in a composition notebook. The notes will be reviewed period
ically for
a completion grade. Typed notes will not be allowed.

Internet
: Students will be asked to view various internet sites such as Bozeman Biol
ogy
on
YouTube

and Kahn Academy as

part of their assignments.

Labs:

Labs will constitute at least 25% of the course work. The new curriculum includes more
emphasis on inquiry based labs, which means you will design your own experimental procedures
for a significant number of labs. In order to have as authentic a lab experi
ence as possible, you
will keep a lab notebook to record procedures and observations during labs. All labs will be done
in pen. If you make a mistake, cross out (do not scribble out) the information and rewrite. In the
scientific work, lab notebooks are co
nsidered legal documents and all information must be
accessible. Formal lab write ups will be completed for each lab. You will turn in the formal
write
up
.
There will be a minimum of 2 labs for each of the 4 Big
I
deas.

Due to the large
amount of time requi
red for laboratory set
-
up, it is essential that students are present on
lab days. Additional non AP labs are also performed throughout the year.


AP Examination:


(
MAY
13
, 201
3
)

The exam is 3 hours long and includes both a 90
-
minute multiple

choice

section

and a 90
-
minute free
-
response section that begins with

a mandatory 10
-
minute reading period. The multiple
-
choice section

accounts for half of
the student’s exam grade, and the free
-
response

section accounts for the other half.


AP Biology Exam Format

Section I

Question Type

Number of Questions


Timing


Part A: Multiple Choice

63

90 minutes

Part B: Grid
-
In

6

Section II

Question Type

Number of Questions


Timing


Long Free Response

2

80 minutes + 10
-
minute
reading period

Short Free Response

6



Due to the increased emphasis on quantitative skills and application of

mathematical
methods in the questions on both sections, student

will

be allowed to use simple four
-
function calculators (with square root) on

the entire exam.

On a 5 point scale, a sco
re of 3
or better is passing. All students are expected to take the AP exam.


Grading Policies:

Grades are calculated on a point system. Your grade will be calculated
from homework, tests, quizzes,

projects,

labs, science in the news

extra credit.

Homework

is worth 5
-
20 points depending on length.

You will be able to track your
grade by dividing the number of points received by the number of available points. You
will maintain a grade sheet in the front of your book. This will help you monitor
assignments,
due dates, points received, and points available.

The portal is also useful.

Final Grade is calculated as follows:



40% quarter 1+ 40% Quarter 2+ 20%Semester 1 Exam=Semester 1 grade

40% quarter 2+ 40% Quarter 4+ 20%Semester 2 Exam=Semester 2 grade


50%

Semester 1 grade + 50% Semester 2 grade =Final Grade





Test/Homework Make
-

Up Policy: :
For each day student is absent, he or she has one
day to make up assignments .For tests and quizzes, students who miss one day have one
day to make up a test or quiz. Students who miss two or more days have one full testing
cycle to make up quizzes and tes
ts. Students should discuss any conflicts with Mrs.
Tunick immediately upon return.



If you miss class due to early dismissal for a sporting event

or other school activity

and you are in school that day, the assignment is due
that day as expected! Pleas
e
see me in room 307 sometime before you leave the building.

I do not count the
absence as an excused absence.
You do not receive an additional day.



Absences: The policy outlined in the student handbook regarding tardiness and
absences will be strictly
followed. Four incidents of tardiness equal one unexcused
absence. Four or more unexcused absences or five or more excused absences may
result in no credit for that quarter.



EXTRA CREDIT
: Students may earn up to 10 extra credit points per quarter for
pre
senting 10 science in the news items. These may come from the newspaper, the web,
magazines, etc. Student must prepare a summary and report to the class their findings.
Student may be asked questions by peers or instructor. Only one article per day/ per
st
udent with a maximum of 10 per quarter is allowed. The points will be added to the
total points received at the end of the quarter.





Course Policies:



Students are expected to read the required chapters and keep detailed notes.



No late work will be a
ccepted



Discussion is required.



This class requires dedication and an immense amount of independent study time.
You will get out of this class only what you are willing to contribute!


HOMEWORK:
Homework will be posted on my webpage. Go to the BI homepage
and
click on academics, faculty, and then Tunick.



Contact Information:

email:
tunickr@bishopireton.org

or rosetunes@aol.com


Phone: 703
-
212
-
5140 ext. 8123



Office: rm 307


Teacher Availability
: I am available for help M
-
F 7:15
-

8:00am
and M, T,

W,

R at 3:15. Please let me know if you will be coming in as situations may
arise making me unavailable.



Classroom Materials:


Textbo
ok
-

Campbell and Reese Biology 9
th


ed.


2”
-
3”
3
-

Ring binder with dividers: class notes,
worksheets, tests, and quizzes


Lab notebook
-
composition notebook


Composition Notebook

(for reading notes)


Loose leaf paper


Colored pencils, highlighter


Pen, pencil



Calculator
-
4 function



















Course Outline


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ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

l
e
ad

t
o

c
o
m
p
lex

p
r
o
p
e
r
t
ies.

4.B

C
o
m
p
e
t
i
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
p
er
a
t
i
o
n

a
r
e

i
m
p
o
r
t
a
n
t

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s.


C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

8.

A
n

I
n
t
r
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

t
o

M
e
t
a
b
o
l
i
sm

9.

C
e
l
l
ul
a
r

R
e
s
p
ir
a
t
i
o
n

10.

P
h
o
t
os
y
n
t
h
es
i
s


U
n
i
t

3

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

M
e
t
a
b
o
lic

p
a
t
h
w
a
ys

2.

L
a
ws
o
f

E
n
e
r
g
y

T
r
a
n
s
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

3.

H
o
w

A
TP

p
o
w
e
r
s

c
e
l
l
ul
a
r

w
o
r
k

4.

Enz
y
m
e

s
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d

f
u
n
c
t
i
o
n

5.

H
a
r
v
e
s
t
i
n
g

ch
emi
ca
l

e
n
e
r
g
y
:

g
ly
c
ol
ys
i
s,

c
i
tr
ic

acid

c
y
c
l
e
,

o
xi
d
a
t
iv
e
p
h
o
s
p
h
o
r
y
l
a
t
i
on

6.

L
i
g
h
t

r
e
a
c
t
i
o
n
s

a
n
d

t
h
e

C
a
l
v
in

c
y
c
le

7.

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n

o
f

a
l
t
e
r
n
a
t
iv
e

m
e
ch
a
n
i
sm

o
f

c
a
r
b
o
n

fix
a
t
i
o
n


Big Idea #2 Labs

Investigation 4:

Osmosis and Diffusion Lab

Investigation 5:
Plant pigment and photosynthesis Lab

Investigation 6:
Respiration Lab


Big Idea #4 Labs


Investigation
13:

Enzyme Activity



U
n
i
t

4:

C
e
l
l

C
o
m
m
un
i
c
a
t
i
o
n

a
nd

the

C
e
l
l

C
y
c
l
e

(
12

Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

2,

3

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

2.E

M
a
n
y

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

pr
o
ce
s
s
es

i
n
volv
e
d

in

g
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic
h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

i
nc
l
ude

t
e
m
p
o
r
a
l

r
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
r
di
n
a
t
i
o
n

3.A

H
e
r
i
t
ab
le

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

pr
o
v
ides

f
o
r

c
o
n
t
i
n
u
i
t
y

o
f

li
f
e

3.B

E
x
pr
e
s
si
o
n

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

i
n
vol v
es

c
e
l
l
ul
a
r

a
n
d

m
o
l
e
c
u
l
a
r
m
e
c
h
a
n
i
s
m
s.

3.D

C
e
l
l
s

c
o
m
m
uni
c
a
t
e

b
y

g
e
n
er
a
t
i
n
g
,

t
r
an
sm
i
t
t
i
n
g

a
n
d

r
e
ce
i
v
i
n
g

ch
emi
ca
l
si
g
n
a
l
s.

C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

11.

C
e
l
l

C
o
m
m
uni
c
a
t
i
o
n

12.

T
h
e

C
e
l
l

C
y
c
le


U
n
i
t

4

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n

o
f

c
e
l
l
si
g
n
a
li
n
g

2.

Re
ce
p
t
i
o
n,

t
r
an
s
d
u
c
t
i
o
n,

r
e
s
p
o
n
s
e

3.

A
p
op
t
os
i
s

4.

H
o
w

m
i
t
os
i
s

pr
o
d
uces

g
e
n
e
t
i
cal
l
y

ide
n
t
i
ca
l

d
a
u
g
h
t
er

c
e
l
l
s

5.

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n

o
f

M
i
t
os
i
s

6.

H
o
w

t
h
e

e
u
k
a
r
y
o
t
ic

c
e
l
l
c
y
c
le

i
s

r
eg
ul
a
t
e
d

b
y

a

m
o
l
e
c
ul
a
r

c
o
n
t
r
o
l

sy
st
em

7.

O
r
i
g
in

o
f

c
e
l
l
c
o
m
m
uni
c
a
t
i
o
n



Big Ideas Lab #3


Investigation 7:
Cell Division; Mitosis


Carolina Biological: Cell Communication Kit

for AP* Biology


U
n
i
t

5:

G
e
n
e
t
i
c

Ba
s
is

o
f

L
i
f
e

(
12

Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

3,

4

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

1.A

C
h
ang
e

in

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
k
e
u
p

o
f

a

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
v
er

t
i
m
e

i
s

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n.

3.A

H
e
r
i
t
ab
le

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

pr
o
v
ides

f
o
r

c
o
n
t
i
n
u
i
t
y

o
f

li
f
e
.

3.C

T
h
e

pr
o
ce
s
si
n
g

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

i
s

i
m
p
e
r
f
e
c
t

a
n
d

i
s

a

s
o
u
r
ce

o
f
g
e
n
e
t
ic

v
a
r
i
a
t
i
o
n.

4.C

N
a
t
ur
al
l
y

o
c
c
u
rr
i
n
g

d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y

a
m
o
n
g

a
n
d

b
e
t
w
e
en

c
o
m
p
o
n
e
n
ts

w
i
t
hin
b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

a
f
f
e
c
ts

i
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
h

t
h
e

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

13.

M
eios
i
s

a
n
d

S
ex
ua
l

L
i
f
e

C
y
c
les

14.

M
e
n
d
e
l

a
n
d

t
h
e

G
e
n
e

I
d
e
a

15.

T
h
e

C
h
ro
m
o
s
o
m
a
l

B
a
s
i
s

o
f

I
n
h
e
r
i
t
a
n
ce


U
n
i
t

5

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

G
e
n
es

a
r
e

p
as
s
e
d

f
ro
m

p
a
r
e
n
ts

t
o

o
ff
s
p
r
i
n
g

b
y

t
h
e

i
n
h
e
r
i
t
a
n
ce

o
f
c
h
r
o
m
o
s
o
m
es

2.

H
o
w

m
eios
i
s

r
e
d
uces

t
h
e

n
u
m
b
er

o
f

c
h
ro
m
o
s
o
m
es

(d
i
p
l
o
id

t
o

h
a
p
l
o
id)

3.

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n
a
r
y

si
g
nifi
c
a
n
ce

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

v
a
ri
a
t
i
o
n

t
h
a
t

r
e
s
u
l
ts

f
ro
m

s
ex
ua
l

li
f
e
c
y
c
les

4.

C
o
n
ce
p
ts

o
f

M
e
n
d
e
l
i
a
n

g
e
n
e
t
ics

(
l
a
ws

o
f

pr
o
b
a
b
i
l
i
t
y
,

i
n
h
e
r
i
t
a
n
ce

p
a
t
t
e
r
n
s)

5.

G
e
n
es

a
r
e

l
o
c
a
t
e
d

a
l
o
n
g

c
h
ro
m
o
s
o
m
es

(c
o
n
ce
p
ts

o
f

g
e
n
e

li
n
k
a
g
e
,
m
a
pp
i
n
g
d
is
t
a
n
ce

b
e
t
w
e
en

g
e
n
es,

c
a
u
s
es

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

d
i
s
or
de
r
s)

[CR5]


Big Ideas Lab #3


Investigation 7:
Cell Division; M
eiosis



U
n
i
t

6:

G
e
ne

A
c
t
i
v
it
y

a
nd

B
i
o
t
e
chn
o
lo
g
y

(
20
Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

2,

3,

4

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

1.A

C
h
ang
e

in

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
k
e
u
p

o
f

a

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
v
er

t
i
m
e

i
s

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n

2.C

O
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

u
s
e

f
ee
d
b
a
c
k

m
e
ch
a
n
i
s
m
s

t
o

r
eg
ul
a
t
e

g
r
o
w
t
h

a
n
d
r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n,

a
n
d

t
o

m
a
i
n
t
a
in

d
y
n
a
mic

h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s.

2.E

M
a
n
y

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

pr
o
ce
s
s
es

i
n
volv
e
d

in

g
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic
h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

i
nc
l
ude

t
e
m
p
o
r
a
l

r
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
r
di
n
a
t
i
o
n.

3.A

H
e
r
i
t
ab
le

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

pr
o
v
ides

f
o
r

c
o
n
t
i
n
u
i
t
y

o
f

li
f
e
.

3.B

E
x
pr
e
s
si
o
n

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

i
n
volv
es

c
e
l
l
ul
a
r

a
n
d

m
o
l
e
c
u
l
a
r
m
e
c
h
a
n
i
s
m
s.

3.C

T
h
e

pr
o
ce
s
si
n
g

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

i
s

i
m
p
e
r
f
e
c
t

a
n
d

i
s

a

s
o
u
r
ce

o
f
g
e
n
e
t
ic

v
a
r
i
a
t
i
o
n.

4.A

I
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
hin

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

l
e
ad

t
o

c
o
m
p
lex

p
r
o
p
e
r
t
ies.


C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

16.

T
h
e

M
o
l
e
c
ul
a
r

B
a
s
i
s

o
f

I
n
h
e
r
i
t
a
n
ce

17.

F
ro
m

G
e
n
e

t
o

P
r
o
t
ein

18.

R
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
f

G
e
n
e

E
x
pr
e
s
si
o
n

19.

V
i
r
u
s
es

20.

B
i
o
t
e
c
h
n
o
lo
g
y

21.

G
e
n
o
m
es

a
n
d

t
h
eir

E
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n

U
n
i
t

6

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

D
N
A

i
s

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
t
e
ria
l

(h
ist
o
r
i
ca
l

ex
p
e
r
i
m
e
n
ts,

D
N
A

s
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d
f
u
n
c
t
i
o
n,

D
N
A

r
e
p
li
c
a
t
i
o
n)

2.

Fl
o
w

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

(
g
e
n
e
t
ic

c
o
d
e
,

r
o
le

o
f

o
t
h
er

p
ol
y
m
e
r
s,
t
r
an
s
c
r
ip
t
i
o
n,

t
r
a
n
s
l
a
t
i
o
n)

3.

M
u
t
a
t
i
o
n
s

4.

G
e
n
e

ex
pr
e
s
si
o
n

(
o
p
e
ro
n

sy
st
e
m
s

in

pr
o
k
a
r
y
o
t
es,

e
u
k
a
r
y
o
t
ic

g
e
n
e
ex
p
r
e
s
si
o
n)

5.

V
i
r
u
s

s
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d

a
c
t
i
v
i
t
y

6.

R
e
s
tr
i
c
t
i
o
n

enz
y
m
es,

p
l
a
smi
d
s,

t
r
a
n
s
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

7.

D
N
A

t
e
c
h
n
o
lo
g
y

(
h
o
w

g
e
l

e
l
e
c
t
ro
p
h
or
es
i
s

w
o
r
ks

a
n
d

a
p
p
li
c
a
t
i
o
n
s

o
f

t
h
i
s
t
e
c
h
n
o
lo
g
y)



8.
M&M Chi Square Lab
-

Students use a bag of M&Ms and data from the Mars
Company to determine if the number of each colored M&M is within the acceptable
range for their individual bag.


Big Ideas Lab #3


Investigation 8:
Biotechnology:
Bacterial Transformation


DNA Goes to the Races (Carolina)



Semester 1 Exam
-

Chapter 1
-
17 and Laboratories
covered

(Semester exam taken before winter break
-
Actu
al end of Semester 1 is after winter
break)


SECOND SEMESTER



U
n
i
t

7:

E
volut
i
o
n

a
nd

P
h
y
lo
g
e
n
y

(
20

Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

3,

4

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

1.A

C
h
ang
e

in

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
k
e
u
p

o
f

a

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
v
er

t
i
m
e

i
s

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n.

1.B

O
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

a
r
e

li
n
k
e
d

b
y

li
n
es

o
f

de
s
ce
n
t

f
ro
m

c
o
m
m
o
n

a
n
ce
s
t
r
y
.

1.C

L
i
f
e

c
o
n
t
i
n
ues

t
o

e
volv
e

w
i
t
hin

a

ch
an
g
i
n
g

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

1.D

T
h
e

o
r
i
g
in

o
f

l
i
v
i
n
g
sy
st
e
m
s

i
s

ex
p
l
a
i
n
e
d

b
y

n
a
t
ur
a
l

pr
o
ce
s
s
es.

3.A

H
e
r
i
t
ab
le

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

pr
o
v
ides

f
o
r

c
o
n
t
i
n
u
i
t
y

o
f

li
f
e
.

3.C

T
h
e

pr
o
ce
s
si
n
g

o
f

g
e
n
e
t
ic

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

i
s

i
m
p
e
r
f
e
c
t

a
n
d

i
s

a

s
o
u
r
ce

o
f
g
e
n
e
t
ic

v
a
r
i
a
t
i
o
n.

4.C

N
a
t
ur
al
l
y

o
c
c
u
rr
i
n
g

d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y

a
m
o
n
g

a
n
d

b
e
t
w
e
en

c
o
m
p
o
n
e
n
ts

w
i
t
hin
b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

a
f
f
e
c
ts

i
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
h

t
h
e

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

22.

D
e
s
ce
n
t

w
i
t
h

M
o
difi
c
a
t
i
o
n:

A

D
a
r
w
in
i
a
n

V
i
e
w
o
f

L
i
f
e

23.

T
h
e

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n

o
f

P
o
p
u
l
a
t
i
o
n
s

24.

T
h
e

O
r
i
g
in

o
f

S
p
e
cies

25.

T
h
e

H
ist
o
r
y

o
f

L
i
f
e

o
n

E
a
r
t
h

26.

P
h
y
lo
g
e
n
y

a
n
d

t
h
e

T
r
e
e

o
f

L
i
f
e

27.

B
a
c
t
e
r i
a

a
n
d

A
r
ch
ae

U
n
i
t

7

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

H
o
w

n
a
t
ur
a
l

s
e
l
e
c
t
i
o
n

s
e
r
v
es

a
s

a

m
e
ch
a
n
i
sm

f
o
r

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n

2.

S
cie
n
t
ific

e
v
ide
n
ce

s
up
p
o
r
t
i
n
g

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n

3.

H
a
r
d
y
-
W
ei
n
b
e
r
g

c
o
n
ce
p
t

4.

H
o
w

al
l
e
le

f
r
e
q
ue
n
cies

c
a
n

b
e

a
l
t
e
r
e
d

in

a

p
o
p
u
l
a
t
i
o
n

5.

C
o
n
ce
p
ts

o
f

s
p
e
c
i
a
t
i
o
n

6.

O
r
i
g
in

o
f

L
i
f
e;

F
o
s
s
i
l

Re
c
or
d
s

7.

E
v
e
n
ts

in

t
h
e

“h
ist
o
r
y

o
f

li
f
e


(
o
r
i
g
in

o
f

si
n
g
le
-
c
e
l
l
e
d

a
n
d

m
u
l
t
ic
e
l
l
u
l
a
r
o
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s;

mas
s

ex
t
i
n
c
t
i
o
n
s;

a
d
a
p
t
iv
e

rad
i
a
t
i
o
n
s)


Big Ideas Lab #
1


Carolina Biological:

Origin of Life Kit

for AP* Biology


Investigation 1: Artificial Selection


Carolina Biological:
Population Genetics and Evolution Kit for AP* Biology


Investigation 3 Comparing DNA Sequences to Understand Evolutionary
Relationships with BLAST


U
n
i
t

8

Di
v
e
r
s
i
t
y

in

the

B
i
o
l
o
g
i
c
a
l

W
o
r
l
d:

Or
g
a
ni
s
m

F
o
rm

a
nd

F
un
c
t
i
o
n


(22

Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

2,

3,

4

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

1.A

C
h
ang
e

in

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
k
e
u
p

o
f

a

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
v
er

t
i
m
e

i
s

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n.

1.B

O
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

a
r
e

li
n
k
e
d

b
y

li
n
es

o
f

de
s
ce
n
t

f
ro
m

c
o
m
m
o
n

a
n
ce
s
t
r
y
.

2.A

G
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

m
a
i
n
t
e
n
a
n
ce

o
f

t
h
e

o
r
g
a
niz
a
t
i
o
n

o
f

l
i
v
i
n
g
sy
st
e
m
s

r
e
q
ui
r
e

f
r
e
e

e
n
e
r
g
y

a
n
d

m
a
t
t
e
r
.

2.C

O
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

u
s
e

f
ee
d
b
a
c
k

m
e
ch
a
n
i
s
m
s

t
o

r
eg
ul
a
t
e

g
r
o
w
t
h

a
n
d
r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n,

a
n
d

t
o

m
a
i
n
t
a
in

d
y
n
a
mic

h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s.

2.D

G
r
o
w
t
h

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic

h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

o
f

a

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
em

a
r
e

inf
l
ue
n
c
e
d
b
y

ch
ang
es

in

t
h
e

sy
s
t
e
m

s

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

2.E

M
a
n
y

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

pr
o
ce
s
s
es

i
n
volv
e
d

in

g
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic
h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

i
nc
l
ude

t
e
m
p
o
r
a
l

r
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
r
di
n
a
t
i
o
n.

3.E

T
r
an
sm
is
si
o
n

o
f

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

r
e
s
u
l
ts

in

ch
ang
es

w
i
t
hin

a
n
d

b
e
t
w
e
en
b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s.

4.A

I
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
hin

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

l
e
ad

t
o

c
o
m
p
lex

p
r
o
p
e
r
t
ies.

4.B

C
o
m
p
e
t
i
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
p
er
a
t
i
o
n

a
r
e

i
m
p
o
r
t
a
n
t

as
p
e
c
ts

o
f

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s.


C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

40.

B
a
sic

P
r
i
n
c
i
p
les

o
f

A
ni
m
a
l

F
o
r
m

a
n
d

F
u
n
c
t
i
o
n

43.

T
h
e

I
m
m
u
n
e

S
y
st
em

48.

N
eu
ro
n
s,

S
y
n
a
p
s
es,

a
n
d

S
i
g
n
a
li
n
g

49.2
The

V
e
r
te
b
r
a
t
e

B
r
a
in

(
C
h
a
p
t
e
r
s

28
-
49

wil
l

b
e

u
ti
liz
e
d

t
o

pr
o
v
ide
s
t
ude
n
ts

w
i
t
h

r
e
s
o
u
r
ces

f
o
r

t
h
e
e
n
d
u
r
i
n
g

u
n
de
rs
t
a
n
di
n
gs

in

t
h
i
s

un
i
t)

U
n
i
t

8

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

Th
i
s

s
e
c
t
i
o
n

c
o
v
e
r
s

a

b
r
o
ad
s
u
r
v
e
y

o
f

t
h
e

d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y

o
f

li
f
e;

s
p
e
cific

t
op
ics

wil
l

c
o
n
n
e
c
t

b
ig

id
e
a
s

a
n
d

e
n
d
u
r
i
n
g
u
n
de
r
s
t
a
n
di
n
gs.

1.

E
vo
lu
t
i
o
n
a
r
y

t
r
e
nd
s

(e
n
dos
y
m
b
ios
i
s,

a
d
a
p
t
a
t
i
o
n
s

t
h
a
t

al
l
o
w
e
d

p
l
a
n
ts

t
o
m
o
v
e

f
ro
m

w
a
t
er

t
o

l
a
nd
,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
iv
e

a
d
a
p
t
a
t
i
o
n
s

o
f

a
n
g
io
s
p
e
r
m
s,
e
n
v
i
ro
n
m
e
n
ta
l

r
o
les

o
f

f
u
n
g
i
,

a
ni
m
a
l

bo
d
y

p
l
an
s,

pr
o
g
r
e
s
s
i v
e
l
y
c
o
m
p
lex de
r
iv
e
d

ch
a
ra
c
t
e
r
s

in

a
ni
m
a
l

g
r
o
u
ps)

2.

U
ni
q
ue

f
e
a
t
u
r
es

o
f

t
h
e

an
g
io
s
p
e
r
m

li
f
e

c
y
c
les

3.

S
i
g
n
a
l
t
r
an
s
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

p
a
t
h
w
a
ys

(
p
l
a
n
t

a
n
d

a
ni
m
a
l

h
o
r
m
o
n
es)

4.

Ph
o
t
o
p
e
r
i
o
d
i
sm

in

p
l
a
n
ts

5.

F
ee
d
b
a
c
k

c
o
n
t
r
o
l

l
o
o
ps

in

a
ni
m
a
l
s

6.

T
h
e
r
m
or
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

in

a
ni
m
a
l
s

7.

E
n
e
r
g
y

al
l
o
c
a
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

u
s
e

in

a
ni
m
a
l
s

8.

E
x
a
m
p
l es

o
f

f
u
n
c
t
i
o
ni
n
g

un
i
ts

in

m
a
m
m
a
l

sy
st
e
m
s

(
a
lv
e
o
l i

in

l
u
n
gs,

vil
li

o
f s
m
al
l

i
n
t
e
s
t
i
n
es,

n
e
p
h
ro
n
s

in

k
id
n
e
ys)

9.

S
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d

f
u
n
c
t
i
o
n

in

im
m
u
n
e

sy
st
e
m
s

10.
S
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d

f
u
n
c
t
i
o
n

in

n
e
r
v
o
u
s

sy
st
e
m
s

(
n
eu
ro
n
s,

r
e
s
t
i
n
g

p
o
t
e
n
t
i
a
l
,
a
c
t
i
o
n

p
o
t
e
n
tia
l
,

s
y
n
a
p
s
es)

11.
S
t
r
u
c
t
u
r
e

a
n
d

f
u
n
c
t
i
o
n

o
f

t
h
e

h
u
m
a
n

b
r
a
in




U
n
i
t

9:

E
c
o
lo
g
y


(
18

Cl
as
s
es)

B
ig

id
e
as:

1,

2,

3,

4

C
o
nn
e
c
t
e
d

t
o

e
n
d
uri
n
g

un
d
e
r
s
t
a
ndi
n
gs:

1.A

C
h
ang
e

in

t
h
e

g
e
n
e
t
ic

m
a
k
e
u
p

o
f

a

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
v
er

t
i
m
e

i
s

e
v
o
l
u
t
i
o
n.

1.C

L
i
f
e

c
o
n
t
i
n
ues

t
o

e
volv
e

w
i
t
hin

a

ch
an
g
i
n
g

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

2.A

G
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

m
a
i
n
t
e
n
a
n
ce

o
f

t
h
e

o
r
g
a
niz
a
t
i
o
n

o
f

l
i
v
i
n
g
sy
st
e
m
s

r
e
q
ui
r
e

f
r
e
e

e
n
e
r
g
y

a
n
d

m
a
t
t
e
r
.

2.C

O
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

u
s
e

f
ee
d
b
a
c
k

m
e
ch
a
n
i
s
m
s

t
o

r
eg
ul
a
t
e

g
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
p
r
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n
a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic

h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s.

2.D

G
r
o
w
t
h

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic

h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

o
f

a

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
em

a
r
e

inf
l
ue
n
c
e
d

b
y
ch
ang
es

in

t
h
e

sy
s
t
e
m

s

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

2.E

M
a
n
y

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

pr
o
ce
s
s
es

i
n
volv
e
d

in

g
r
o
w
t
h,

r
e
pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

d
y
n
a
mic
h
o
m
e
o
s
t
a
s
i
s

i
nc
l
ude

t
e
m
p
o
r
a
l

r
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
r
di
n
a
t
i
o
n.

3.E

T
r
an
sm
is
si
o
n

o
f

in
f
o
r
m
a
t
i
o
n

r
e
s
u
l
ts

in

ch
ang
es

w
i
t
hin

a
n
d

b
e
t
w
e
en
b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s.

4.A

I
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
hin

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

l
e
ad

t
o

c
o
m
p
lex

p
r
o
p
e
r
t
ies.

4.B

C
o
m
p
e
t
i
t
i
o
n

a
n
d

c
o
o
p
er
a
t
i
o
n

a
r
e

i
m
p
o
r
t
a
n
t

as
p
e
c
ts

o
f

b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s.

4.C

N
a
t
ur
al
l
y

o
c
c
u
rr
i
n
g

d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y

a
m
o
n
g

a
n
d

b
e
t
w
e
en

c
o
m
p
o
n
e
n
ts

w
i
t
hin
b
i
o
lo
g
i
ca
l

sy
st
e
m
s

a
f
f
e
c
ts

i
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

w
i
t
h

t
h
e

e
n
v
i
r
o
n
m
e
n
t.

C
h
a
p
t
e
rs:

51.

A
ni
m
a
l

B
eh
a
v
i
o
r

52.2.

I
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

b
e
t
w
e
en

o
r
g
a
n
i
s
m
s

a
n
d

t
h
e

e
n
v
i
ro
n
m
e
n
t

lim
i
t

t
h
e

d
i
s
t
r
i
b
u
t
i
o
n
o
f

s
p
e
cies.

53.

P
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

E
c
o
lo
g
y

54.

C
o
m
m
un
i
t
y

E
c
o
lo
g
y

55.

E
cosy
st
e
m
s

56.

C
o
n
s
e
r
v
a
t
i
o
n

B
i
o
lo
g
y

a
n
d

G
l
o
ba
l

C
h
a
n
g
e



U
n
i
t

9

O
ve
r
v
i
e
w

o
f

L
e
c
t
u
r
e

a
nd

Di
s
c
us
s
i
o
n

T
op
i
cs:

1.

A
s
p
e
c
ts

o
f

a
ni
m
a
l

b
e
h
a
v
i
o
r

2.

A
s
p
e
c
ts

o
f

b
i
o
m
es

3.

M
o
d
el
s

de
s
c
r
i
b
i
n
g

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

g
r
o
w
t
h

4.

R
eg
ul
a
t
i
o
n

o
f

p
op
ul
a
t
i
o
n

g
r
o
w
t
h

5.

C
o
m
m
un
i
t
y

i
n
t
era
c
t
i
o
n
s

6.

S
p
e
cies

d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y

a
n
d

c
o
m
p
os
i
t
i
o
n


7.

C
o
m
m
un
i
t
y

b
i
o
d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y


8.

E
n
e
r
g
y

fl
o
w
a
n
d

ch
emi
ca
l

c
y
c
li
n
g

in

e
cosy
st
e
m
s


9.

P
r
i
m
a
r
y

pr
o
d
u
c
t
i
v
i
t
y


10.

E
n
e
r
g
y

t
r
an
s
f
er

b
e
t
w
e
en

t
ro
p
hic

l
e
v
el
s


11.

H
u
m
a
n

a
c
t
i
v
i
t
ies
t
h
a
t

t
h
r
e
a
t
en

b
i
o
d
iv
e
r
s
i
t
y


Big Idea #4 Labs


Investigation 10: Energy Dynamics


Investigation 12

:
Fruit Fly Behavior



Projects:


1
st

Quarter
-

Book Reflection


2
nd

Quarter
-

Minority Scientist


3
rd

Quarter
-

Ecology Packet



4
th

Quarter

Endangered Species Presentation





*Time frame is an approximation. Revisions may be made do to time fluctuations
Remember we are completing this course in less than the standard 36
weeks. We have
abo
ut 31

weeks counting breaks and holidays
.


We’re not done yet………


We will have plenty to keep us busy after the AP exam.

Possibilities:




Lorenzo’s Oil
-
students watch and answer questions



NIH Epidemic Disease activity



NIH DNA Chip activit
y



HIH Human Genetic Diversity



The Half Ton Man DVD
-

Discovery Health Channel program of a man who
weighs 1000 pounds and his fight for life.



Jurassic Park
-
FUN! Students are asked to watch and listen for any scientific terms
that we have learned throughout

the year.



Animal Adaptations DVD
-

Discovery Channel program about animal adaptations
and natural selection.



Discovery Channel
-

Planet Earth series


Semester 2 Exam Chapters 18
-
56

and Laboratories
covered. All students will take the
final exam during the s
enior exam testing period.