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AP Biology

AP Biology is an advanced placement course that covers a wide range of topics in biology.

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Course Concept

AP Biology is an advanced placement course that covers a wide range of topics in biology. It is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of biological concepts and processes, as well as develop their skills in scientific inquiry and data analysis.

The course covers various areas of biology, including cellular processes, genetics, evolution, ecology, and organismal biology. Students learn about the structure and function of cells, the principles of genetics and inheritance, the mechanisms of evolution, the interrelationships of organisms and their environment, and the diversity of life forms.

  • Cellular Processes: Students study the structure and function of cells, including cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, and cell signaling. They learn about the organization and regulation of cellular processes, including the role of enzymes and the flow of genetic information.
  • Genetics: AP Biology covers the principles of genetics, including Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Students learn about inheritance patterns, DNA structure and replication, gene expression and regulation, and genetic variation.
  • Evolution: The course explores the mechanisms of evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, and speciation. Students learn about the evidence for evolution, the process of adaptation, and the patterns of biodiversity on Earth.
  • Ecology: AP Biology examines the interrelationships of organisms and their environment. Students learn about ecosystem dynamics, population ecology, community interactions, and global environmental issues. They study ecological concepts such as energy flow, nutrient cycling, and the impact of human activities on ecosystems.
  • Organismal Biology: The course covers the structure, function, and classification of organisms. Students study various organisms, including plants, animals, and microorganisms, and explore their anatomy, physiology, and behavior. They learn about plant growth and development, animal physiology systems, and the diversity of life forms.
  • Scientific Inquiry and Data Analysis: AP Biology emphasizes scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills. Students engage in laboratory investigations to develop their skills in designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. They also learn to interpret and evaluate scientific data, use mathematical models, and communicate their findings effectively.
  • AP Exam Format: The AP Biology exam consists of both multiple-choice and free-response questions. The multiple-choice section assesses conceptual understanding, while the free-response section evaluates students' ability to apply their knowledge and skills to solve problems and analyze data. The exam allows students to demonstrate their mastery of biology concepts and their ability to think scientifically.

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COURSE SYLLABUS PDF
1. Introduction
  • Exam Format
  • TIPS for Section l: Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Tips for Section II: Free-Response Questions
  • Scoring of the AP Biology Exam
  • Suggested Study Plans
10.Cell Communication and Signaling
  • Overview
  • Types of Cell Signaling
  • Signal Transduction
  • Disruptions in Signal Transduction Pathways
  • Feedback Mechanisms
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
11.The Cell Cycle
  • Overview
  • Phases of the Cell Cycle
  • Regulation of the Cell Cycle, Cancer, and Apoptosis
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
12.Meiosis and Genetic Diversity
  • Overview
  • How Meiosis Works
  • How Meiosis Generates Genetic Diversity
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
13.Mendelian Genetics and Probability
  • Overview
  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Probability in Genetics Problems
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
14.Non-Mendelian Genetics
  • Overview
  • Linked Genes
  • Multiple Gene Inheritance
  • Nonnuclear Inheritance
  • Phenotype = Genotype + Environment
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
15.DNA, RNA, and DNA Replication
  • Overview
  • Structure of DNA and RNA
  • DNA Replication
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
16.Transcription and Translation
  • Overview
  • Transcription in Prokaryotes vs. Transcription in Eukaryotes
  • Translation
  • Flow of Information from the Nucleus to the Cell Membrane
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
17.Regulation and Mutations
  • Overview
  • Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
  • Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
  • Gene Expression Helps Cells Specialize
  • Mutations
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
18.Biotechnology
  • Overview
  • Bacterial Transformation
  • Gel Electrophoresis
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • CRISPR-Cas9
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
19.Types of Selection
  • Overview
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • Natural Selection
  • Artificial Selection
  • Sexual Selection
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
2. Statistics in AP Biology
  • Overview
  • What Is a Null Hypothesis?
  • Chi-Square Test
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
20.Population Genetics
  • Overview
  • Population Genetics and Genetic Drift
  • Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
21.Phylogeny, Speciation, and Extinction
  • Overview
  • Phylogeny and Common Ancestry
  • Speciation
  • Extinction
  • Modern-Day Examples of Continuing Evolution
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
22.The Basics of Ecology
  • Overview
  • How Organisms Respond to Changes in the Environment
  • Energy Flow Through Ecosystems
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
23.Population Ecology, Community Ecology, and Biodiversity
  • Overview
  • Population Ecology
  • K-Selected vs. r-Selected Populations
  • Community Ecology and Simpson's Diversity Index
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
24.Labs
  • Overview
  • Lab 1 : Artificial Selection
  • Lab 2: Hardy-Weinberg
  • Lab 3: BLAST
  • Lab 4: Diffusion and Osmosis
  • Lab 5: Photosynthesis
  • Lab 6: Cellular Respiration
  • Lab 7: Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Lab 8: Bacterial Transformation
  • Lab 9: Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA
  • Lab 10: Energy Dynamics
  • Lab 11 : Transpiration
  • Lab 12: Fruit Fly Behavior
  • Lab 13: Enzyme Activity
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
3.Water
  • Overview
  • Water and the Importance of Hydrogen Bonds
  • pH
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
4.Macromolecules
  • Overview
  • Biological Macromolecules
  • Protein Structure
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
5. Cell Organelles, Membranes, and Transport
  • Overview
  • Cell Organelles and Their Functions
  • Endosymbiosis Hypothesis
  • The Advantages of Compartmentalization
  • The Importance of Surface Area to Volume Ratios
  • Structure of the Plasma Membrane
  • What Can (and Cannot) Cross the Plasma Membrane
  • Passive Transport
  • Active Transport
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
6.Movement of Water in Cells
  • Overview
  • Water Potential
  • Osmolarity and Its Regulation
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
7.Enzymes
  • Overview
  • Enzyme Structure and Function
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Enzyme Function
  • Activation Energy in Chemical Reactions
  • Energy and Metabolism/Coupled Reactions
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
8.Photosynthesis
  • Overview
  • Light-Dependent Reactions
  • Light-Independent Reactions (The Calvin Cycle)
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations
9.Cellular Respiration
  • Overview
  • Glycolysis
  • Oxidation of Pyruvate
  • Krebs Cycle (Citric Acid Cycle)
  • Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Fermentation
  • Practice Questions
  • Answer Explanations

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We offer more than 30 full length tests for our programs to our students with detailed explanations. 

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