Handout - Advanced Placement Biology Seminar Norman Herr California State University Northridge Curriculum Herr 2 Scheduling AP Biology AP 3-5

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Unformatted text preview: Advanced Placement Biology Seminar Norman Herr California State University, Northridge Curriculum Herr 2 Scheduling AP Biology AP 3-5 Topical Outline AP 5-12; H 3 Annotated Course Outline AP14-18 Thematic Outline Herr 4 What to include & exclude Herr 5-7 Rotating Laboratories AP 19-22; H 8 Herr Texts & Study Guides Instruction Herr 9 Research on Human Learning Herr 10 Active (Participatory) Learning Herr 11-12 Presentation Techniques Herr 13 Terminology Herr 14 Integrated Questions Herr 15 Levels of Organization Herr 16 Teaching with analogies Assessment Herr 17 Research 1994 exam Multiple Choice Component Herr 20-26 Essay Component Herr 19-26 Peer Grading Herr 27-29 Review (Bio Bowl) Internet Resources Herr 30 CSUN Science Education Web Page AP Biology Seminar Page 1 AP Biology Seminar Page 2 SCHEDULING AP BIOLOGY SCHEDULE COMMENTS 1 Require summer reading 2 Schedule biology 1st period or before or after break. 3 Combined biology/ AP biology class 4 Combined AP Chemistry/ AP Biology class 5 AP Biology as a two period class 6 Special biology class pre- requisite. 7 Summer school lab & Regular school lecture AP Biology Seminar Page 3 AP Biology Seminar Page 4 ANNOTATED COURSE OUTLINE: Sample Question I. Molecules and Cells Cells are the structural and functional units of life; cellular processes are based on physical and chemical changes. A. Chemistry of Life 1. Water How do the unique chemical and physical properties of water make life on earth possible? • • • • • • • AP Biology Seminar Page 5 • AP Biology Seminar Page 6 CURRICULUM: DETERMINING WHAT TO INCLUDE & EXCLUDE Introduction : Given the limited amount of time that you have to teach your subject, it is very important that you give some thought about what you will include and what you will exclude. Decisions about what to exclude are very important, because if you try to cover everything in the text, you generally won't make it and may omit some valuable topics simply because they were located near the end of the text. Directions : For the following pairs of topics, determine which one would be more deserving of inclusion in an introductory biology curriculum. Defend your decisions. CHICK EMBRYOLOGY CELLULOSE DECOMPOSITION TROPISMS PLANARIAN BEHAVIOR PORIFERA PROBABILITY MITOSIS ROOT GROWTH SICKLE CELL HOMEOSTASIS CHEMOSYNTHESIS RESPIRATION PHOTOSYNTHESIS XYLEM ANATOMY EXPLAIN YOUR RATIONALE: AP Biology Seminar Page 7 (1) (2) (3) ROTATING LABS CONDUCTING LABORATORIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES Introduction : One of the frustrations of teaching physics is trying to conduct meaningful laboratories within the constraints of your departmental budget. You may desire to have your students using within the constraints of your departmental budget....
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2009 for the course SI 0126 taught by Professor Gourney during the Summer '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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Handout - Advanced Placement Biology Seminar Norman Herr California State University Northridge Curriculum Herr 2 Scheduling AP Biology AP 3-5

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