7.06 AP Practice: Review Your Trouble Spots Mikaela Tang, AP BiologyDate of Exam: 05/8/17Days Until Exam: 124Topics on the AP Biology Exam Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Enduring Understanding Essential KnowledgeMy Levelof ComfortEnduring understanding 1.A: Change in the genetic makeup of a population over time is evolution. Essential knowledge 1.A.1: Natural selection is a major mechanism of evolution. 5Essential knowledge 1.A.2: Natural selection acts on phenotypic variations in populations. 5Essential knowledge 1.A.3: Evolutionary change is also driven by random processes. 4Essential knowledge 1.A.4: Biological evolution is supported by scientific evidence from many disciplines, including mathematics. 5Enduring understanding 1.B: Organisms are linked by lines of descent from common ancestry. Essential knowledge 1.B.1: Organisms share many conserved core processes and features that evolved and are widely distributed among organisms today. 5Essential knowledge 1.B.2: Phylogenetic treesand cladograms are graphical representations (models) of evolutionary history that can be tested. 5Enduring understanding 1.C: Life continues to evolve within a changing environment. Essential knowledge 1.C.1: Speciation and extinction have occurred throughout Earth's history. 4Essential knowledge 1.C.2: Speciation may occur when two populations become reproductively isolated from each other. 3Essential knowledge 1.C.3: Populations of organisms continue to evolve. 5Enduring understanding 1.D: Theorigin of living systems is explained by natural processes. Essential knowledge 1.D.1: There are several hypotheses about the natural origin of life on Earth, each with supporting scientific evidence.5Essential knowledge 1.D.2: Scientific 4
Enduring Understanding Essential KnowledgeMy Levelof Comfortevidence from many different disciplines supports models of the origin of life. Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. Enduring Understanding Essential KnowledgeMy LevelofComfortEnduring understanding 2.A: Growth, reproduction, and maintenance of the organization of living systems require free energy and matter.