Unit 8 Ecology
Chapters 41 - 45
41.1 The Distribution of Earths Ecological Systems: Ecological systems
vary over space and time
During the Age of Exploration of the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries, the prospect of visiting
A Lousy Niche1
Every parent dreads the note home explaining that someone in class has contracted lice. Kids start scratching
their heads suddenly, thinking that they have gross organisms in their hair. But, what if lice could tell us
something important a
Unit 1 Terms:
Covalent Bonds: bond between two non-metals
Adhesion: attractive forces between unlike substances (ex. Water against a glass tube)
Cohesion: the sticking together of particles that are the same substance. This is why water
On which plate(s) would you expect to find bacteria most like the E. coli on the source plate?
o You would expect that the one with no amp would have the most E. coli on the
source plate. This is because amp interfer
AP Investigation #10: Ecology-Energy Dynamics
Title: Ecology-Energy Dynamics: Tracking the Flow of Energy Throughout an Ecosystem
Abstract/Purpose: Examine the transfer and flow of energy between plants and the butterfly
larvae and an ecosystem
1. What is the name of the enzyme we will be using in this lab?
2. What is the substrate for this enzyme?
3. What is the product of the enzymatic reaction?
Oxygen and H20 (gas)
4. Define the rate of an enzymatic
The Rate that Different Plants Photosynthesize Vary When They Normally Get Direct or
Authors: Allison Stanec and Colleen Sliney
o In order to grow, plants adapt when they are given direct or indi
After transforming DNA in the previous experiment that codes for GFP, we can use gel
electrophoresis to isolate this gene. The electrical current that runs through the gel separates and
moves the DNA fragments down the gel. The DNA fragments
AP Biology 2015 Summer Assignment
1. In the introduction, Moalem summarizes evolution. Imagine you have a 10 year old family
member who asks you to explain evolution. In your own words, describe evolution as you would
to that family member. You might find
Mass Extinction Nova Video
Fossil record examination to determine mass extinction
o Find reason for the end of the Permian
This reset the nature of life on the planet
250 Million years ago, everything on land in the sea died
o What c
Wisconsin Fast Plants Genetics Experiment
Earlier in the year, all of the classes planted Wisconsin Fast Plant seeds that were heterozygous for two
traits: Leaf Color and Stem Color.
Dominant Leaf Color: Green
Recessive Leaf C
The Effects of Catalase on the Decomposition of
Enzymes are biological molecules that act as catalysts and help complex reactions
happen everywhere In life. Enzymes are used to quicken reactions and lessen t
1. Calculate the respiration rate of the 4 different vials with peas. Your answers should be given in ml/min.
a. Germinating peas at room temp.
b. Dried peas at room temp.
c. Germinating peas in ice bath
d. Dried peas in ice bath