AP College board syllabus feb 6 revised2011 (2)

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C6— The integration of the general topics of biology through the eight major themes as specified in the AP Biology Course Description ; Science as Process Evolution Energy Transfer Continuity and Change Relationship of structure to function Regulation Interdependence in nature Science,Technology C4— An understanding of science as a process rather than an accumulation of facts. C7— Applications of biological knowledge and critical thinking to environment al and social concerns. AP Biology Syllabus 2010-2011 AP Course Description AP Biology is a fast paced challenging year long biology course designed to be the equivalent of  a two-semester college introductory course.  This course follows the curriculum established by  the College Board and prepares students to take the Advanced Placement examination in  General Biology in May. The course outline will follow the objectives of a first year college  biology course taken by biology majors and covers the topics of  molecules and  cells  (25%) (C1),  heredity and evolution  (25%) (C2), and  organisms and  populations  (50%) (C3). These major biological topics will be taught along with  the eight biological themes throughout this two semester course as required by  AP Biology Curriculum.(C6) AP Biology Part I, first semester will focus on chemistry of life, cells, cellular  energetic, heredity, molecular genetics. The second semester, AP Biology Part  II, will focus on Evolutionary Biology, diversity of organisms, taxonomy, the  structure and functions of plants and animals, and ecology.(C4) Students taking this course should be willing to do additional work on their own outside regular  class time and will be expected to participate in an independent biology research project at the  end of semester II. (C7) Class activities will include lectures, class discussion, problem solving activities, online  lab simulations, group work projects, textbook and summer reading assignments, lab  reports, current events science article summaries, and a biology research project. (C4) Experimentation is fundamental to biology; therefore laboratory exploration is a very  important component of the AP Biology curriculum. Students will spend approximately  25% of their time performing laboratory activities including all 12 AP Biology labs and  many other additional labs. Students will be asked to collect data, perform calculations,  and draw conclusions in lab exercises. For some of the labs students will be given  questions to answer, and for other labs the students will write formal lab reports. Before  each AP lab students will be required to do the online  LabBench  Activities at  www.phschool.com/science/biology-place/labbench/index.html., these on-line pre-labs 
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Jj.hamilton during the Spring '11 term at Los Angeles Valley College.

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