Review for the Mid-Year Exam in A.P.Biology
Exam covers Chapters 1 10 and 12-17 in the textbook.
(Adapted from Michelle White, Winchester High School)
Do you know the characteristics of life?
What is the role of hypotheses and controls in inquiry?
Without the usns warming rays there would be no life on earth. As earth makes its tearly
revolution around the uns, it istileted on its axis. It is the ombiniation of this tilit and the yearly
revolution that produces the season. Because of the earths til
Ecology and Ecosystems
Ecology is the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms.
Biosphere: Portion of the earth inhabited by life: sum of all ecosystems.
This area is a relatively thin layer of seas, lakes, streams, land to soil depth of a few
(geographical patchiness) with
resources in concentrated patches
Availability of food/resources
Social Behavioral Factors
Ex: wolves live in groups
increase effective hunting,
B/c some ecosystems are better at converting
solar energy then others, we calc PP to indicate
how efficient a partic ecosys is @ convert so
In nature, most carbohydrates exist as polymers, rather than monomers.
Polysaccharides are one of the most abundant carbohydrates. They're polymers
consisting of ten or more simple sugar units. They're composed of thousands or
hundreds of thousands of sim