AP Bio Chapter 1 Exploring Life
Overview: Biologys Most Exciting Era
Biology is the scientific study of life.
You are starting your study of biology during its most exciting era.
The largest and best-equipped community of scientists in his
AP Bio Chapter 5 The Structure and Function of Macromolecules
Overview: The Molecules of Life
Within cells, small organic molecules are joined together to form larger molecules.
These large macromolecules may consist of thousands of covale
AP Bio Chapter 4 Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
Overview: Carbon The Backbone of Biological Molecules
Although cells are 7095% water, the rest consists mostly of carbon-based compounds.
Carbon is unparalleled in its ability to
AP Bio Chapter 3 Water and the Fitness of the Environment
Overview: The Molecule That Supports All of Life
Because water is the substance that makes life possible on Earth, astronomers hope to
find evidence of water on newly discovered pla
AP Bio Chapter 6 A Tour of the Cell
Overview: The Importance of Cells
All organisms are made of cells.
o Many organisms are single-celled.
o Even in multicellular organisms, the cell is the basic unit of structure and
The cell is
AP Bio Chapter 7 Membrane Structure and Function
Overview: Life at the Edge
The plasma membrane separates the living cell from its nonliving surroundings.
This thin barrier, 8 nm thick, controls traffic into and out of the cell.
Like all b
AP Biology Chapter 2 The Chemical Context of Life
Overview: Chemical Foundations of Biology
Living organisms and the world they live in are subject to the basic laws of physics and
Biology is a multidisciplinary science, drawing
AP Bio Chapter 10 Photosynthesis
Overview: The Process That Feeds the Biosphere
Life on Earth is solar powered.
The chloroplasts of plants use a process called photosynthesis to capture light energy
from the sun and convert it to chemical
AP Bio Chapter 8 An Introduction to Metabolism
Overview: The Energy of Life
Concept 8.1 An organisms metabolism transforms matter and energy, subject to the laws
The totality of an organisms chemical reactions is called m
AP Bio Chapter 9 Cellular Respiration: Harvesting Chemical Energy
Overview: Life Is Work
To perform their many tasks, living cells require energy from outside sources.
Energy enters most ecosystems as sunlight and leaves as heat.