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AP Biology

Biology AP

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 be readiness for the study of advanced topics in subsequent college courses—a goal of every AP course.

 

 

BIG IDEA 1:  EVOLUTION

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

 

BIG IDEA 2:  CELLULAR PROCESS:  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.

 

This AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college introductory biology course and has been endorsed enthusiastically by higher education officials.                     www.collegeboard.com

If you are a highly motivated science student, who enjoys long hours of rigorous reading, homework requiring actual thinking, and exams that practically make your eyeballs pop out of your head, you are in the right place!!!