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1 Unit Subtopics and Duration Unit 1: Principles of Science Themes in science Research and Lab techniques 6 days Readings Lecture Topics Class Activities Labs Projects Chapter 1: Biology 6 th ed. Campbell and Student Selected Magazine Article Course Set Up and Introduction Themes in Science Learning strategies AP Contract How to read a college textbook Termite Experimental Design Bean Evolution Lab Chemistry Water s structure and impact Organic molecules Energy changes Enzymes 13 days Cells Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Membranes Sub-cellular organization Cell cycles and it regulation Meiosis and gametogenesis 17 days Cell Energetics Coupled reactions Chapter 2, 3, 4,5, 6 Chapter 7,8, 11, 12, 13 Biology 6 th ed. Chapter 9, 10 Basic Chemistry Concepts Water Properties and Importance in the Environment Macromolecules and their influence in life Enzymes Cell structure eukaryotic and prokaryotic Membrane structure Cell communication Cell Cycles Meiosis and Sex Cells Energy in living systems AP Lab 2 Enzyme Catalysis Lab: Testing for Biological Molecules Lab: Toothpick Biochemistry AP Lab 1: Diffusion and Osmosis AP Lab 3: Mitosis and Meiosis Lab: Observing different cell types AP Lab 5: Cell Respiration

2 Fermentation Cellular Respiration Photosynthesis Heredity Eukaryotic chromosomes Inheritance patterns 1 End of Trimester One Molecular Genetics RNA and DNA structure Gene regulation Mutation Viruses Nucleic Acid Technology Chapter 14, 15 Chapter 16, 17,18, 19, 20 Biology 6 th ed. Cell Respiration Fermentation Photosynthesis History of Genetics Inheritance Structure of DNA and RNA Genes to proteins Eukaryotic Genomes DNA Technology Lab: Lactic Acid intolerance study Lab: Making root beer AP Lab 7: Genetics of Organisms Lab: Wisconsin Fast Lab: Probability of inheritance Research paper Due Final Discussion and presentation of Abraham Lincoln s DNA Due Student has completed at least one AP Biology Practice Test at home. AP Lab 6 Molecular Biology Lab: DNA and RNA models Lab: Wisconsin Fast continued Presentation Genetic mutation Evolutionary Biology Chapter 21, 22, 23, Genetic Basis of

3 Early evolution of life Evidence of evolution Mechanism of evolution 13 days 24, 25 Biology 6 th ed. Excerpts from Darwin s Finches Development Darwin s Influence and Evidence Evolution of Populations Origin of Species Bean Lab: Survival of the Fittest Presentation: Debate and Discuss Evolution Diversity of Organisms Evolutionary Patterns Diversity of life Phylogenetic classification Evolutionary Relationships Chapter 26, 27, 28 Evolutions Patterns and Relationships Phylogenic classification AP Lab 8: Population Genetics and Evolution Lab: Phylogenic classifications Pond Water Study Chapter 29, 30, 31,35, 36, 37, 38, 39 Land Plant evolution Plant Diversityclassification Plant Structure Plant Physiology Plant Biotechnology AP Lab 4: Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis AP Lab 9: Transpiration Collection Fungi and Lab: Plant behavior Present Research Project #2

4 End of Trimester Two Invertebrates and behavioral 10 days Chapter 32, 33 Invertebrate Evolution Invertebrate Phylum s Student should have completed at least one AP Biology Practice Test AP Lab 10: Physiology of the Circulatory System Book #1 Discussion and Presentation Collection Invertebrates Vertebrates and behavioral 5 days AP Review Unit (start 11 days Prior to Exam) 11 Days Ecology Population Dynamics Communities and Chapter 40, 41,42,43,44,45, 46, 47, 48, 49 Student Selected Magazine Article Book Reading #2 AP Packets over major areas of study Chapter 50, 51, 52, 53 Vertebrate Evolution Homeostasis: Part I Homeostasis: Part II Introduction to Ecology Population Ecology AP Lab 11: Animal Behavior Collection 1 Collection 2 Lab: Field Collection Practices Fetal Pig Dissection AP Exam Identify Strengths and and Weaknesses. AP Lab 12: Dissolved Oxygen and Aquatic Primary

5 Ecosystems Global Issues 18 days Scientific Community 10 days End of Trimester Three Book Reading #2 Community Ecology Ecosystem Conservation Production Lab: Biome exploration Lab: Construction of a self contained ecosystem Book #2 Due Field Experiment Due Student should have completed at least one AP Biology Practice Test Student has taken AP Biology Test

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