General Course Syllabus:


Week #

Topic

Campbell 9th AP Edition/ Chapters

Activities/ Labs

1 & 2

General Science Practices


Begin Ecology Learning Objectives

1(read only), 51, 52

Activity: Rocks, Ponds, and Boats

M&M statistics lab

Pop. Ecology  Population Growth Activity:

Start Energy Dynamics Lab 10 Student VersionCarolina Version

3

Energy Dynamics

53-55

Continued Dynamic Energetics Lab 10 Student VersionCarolina Version (dry mass day) Energy Dynamics Data Tables

Species Interaction/Dissolved Oxygen (using DO bottles) see old AP Lab 12 

Reading Quiz Ch 51-55

4

Behavior

Populations

56

New Behavior Lab Sowbugs and Brine Shrimp

modeling population growth (Excel)

Take Home FRQ

Unit Test Ch 1, 51-56

5

Biochemistry & Metabolism & Enzymes Learning Objectives

Ch 2, 3, read only, Chapter 4 & 5 notes required

New New Enzyme Lab with Catalase

CB Enzyme #13:

Alternate enzyme lab-investigation
Toothpickase Demo  (lab to follow next week)

Reading Quiz Ch 4,5

6

Cells

Cell Learning Objectives

8

Ch 8 Quiz

Size and Shape of Cells Activity 

7

Osmosis/Diffusion

Ch 6,7 +36.2

Unit Test Ch 2-5,8 FRQ (essay in class)

Lab 4 Osmosis Diffusion:

8


Metabolism II (Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis) learning objectives

Cellular Respiration

9

Links to Excretionand Digestion (membranes) 

Short Unit Test and Essay


CB Investigation #6 Cellular Respiration, demo respiration lab 

Demo procedure to CellularRespiration Lab-investigation

Change ups: different types of seeds, different temperatures   Q10 calculator with explanation of interpreting Q10 , ADI general rubric

Ch 9 Quiz

9

Metabolism II (Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis) learning objectives Photosynthesis

10

Interactive Introduction to Photosynthesis (requires Java)(go to browse all activities, select Biology harvesting light)

Demo AP Lab 4 also New Investigation #5: Photosynthesisprocedures

Spectrophotometer demo

Changing up the experiment... wavelengths, different colored lights, distance to light, other plants besides spinach

Using the Inverse Law (for light and distance) ADI general rubric

10

Cell Communication & Cell Cycle and Mitosis Learning Objectives

Ch 11 (includes 18.4, 39.2, 39.3 and page 639) and 12

Cell Signaling Group Project

11

Cell Communication & Cell Cycle and Mitosis Learning Objectives


Onion Root Tutorial

lread over CB New Investigation #7A Mitosis for tomorrow

 Additional Lab Information

Sample Data roots treated with caffeine and alternate dye instructions


12



Case Study: My Dog is Broken

UNIT TEST: CHAPTERS 9-12

13

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

DNA replication

16, 20 21

PV92 Quick Guide Instructions

 for

PV92 Student Manual (all the info)

14

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

Restriction Analysis


In class activity today: Restriction Mapping work in lab groups

 Restriction AnalysisInvestigation #9 dry lab-Investigation
restriction (dry lab this year) Data for Restriction Mapping Dry Lab

15

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives

Protein Synthesis (not so Central Dogma)

Assign Ch 17,18 +25.5 (good to review 11.1 & 11.4)

Unit Test, Chapters 16, 20 and 21

16

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives


Case Study: HIV

Reading Quiz Ch 17, 18

17

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives Recombinant DNA and Transformation


pGlo: Investigation #8; introduction
Virtual AP Lab 6 Site

Inquiry Extension to Bacterial Transformation

18

DNA/RNA, Biotechnology, Viruses learning objectives Gene Regulation, RNAi, CRISPR

AP Bio Fall Final Study Guide

Quiz Ch 19 today

CER Activity: Jumping Genes & Schizophrenia

19



Final Exam

2nd Semester




1

Genetics Learning Objectives

Genetics, Epigenetics

Assign Chapter 13, 14, 15 



New Investigation 7B Meiosis Meiosis Rubric

corn activity (class activity)

Human Genetics Problem Set

Long term experiment (all quarter) Fly Epigenetics Lab

(potential set up)

fly manual

epigenetics & diet

2

Genetics Learning Objectives


Evolution Learning Objectives

Ch 22 and Ch 25.6 and 23 (review 4.1)

Classwork problems

Genetics Quiz/test (~20 questions and word problems)

Watch A1 Youtube video for tomorrow's activity (starts out blurry, but then is okay) Link to download Allele program Actual Lab for Hardy-Weinberg (write-up binder paper notes + typed discussion due 2/13 see last page of lab) (link to computer program A1 you will need this on your own computer to complete the lab at home)

3

Evolution Learning Objectives

Assign Ch 24 (includes Chapter 25.4-25.5) , and Chapter 26 (25 in 7th ed) plus Pgs on Primates (Chapter 34.7-34.8)

HHMI: Shells

Updated Phylogenetics Activity due on blog on 2/25 (how to read a phylogenetic tree)

Ch 22 and Ch 25.6 and 23 due Quiz

Learning Evolution Using Phylogenetic Analysis (PPTX)Student Worksheet (DOCX)

Data sets for Phylogenetic Analysis AminoAcidsB1AminoAcidsPartB2 PartC Part D

Using use the one click on the http://www.phylogeny.fr/ site with cast from Mr. Knuffke on an example of how to do the project using phylogeny.fr).

4

Human Evolution


Ch 24 (includes Chapter 25.4-25.5) , and Chapter 26 plus Pgs on Primates (Chapter 34.7-34.8) Quiz

5

Diversity

Chapter 27.1-27.2 & 28.1, 31.1

Chapters 22-26 + primates unit test with FRQ

Designing Inquiry type labs

Oh the things people can do with slime mold

Slime mold

6

Diversity


27.1-27.2,28.1, 31.1 quiz

Fly Epigenetics check up

slime mold

TED TALK: Plant intelligence

7

Transpiration

36

Quiz Chapter 27/28

 New Investigation 11: Transpiration d

Measuring Surface area of leaves

How to use Image J to measure surface area (youtube)

Download Image J program

Written Instructions for using Image J (pdf)

How can you measure transpiration in a bean plant.

8



Chapter 36 Quiz

Fly lab, slime lab, transpiration

9

Animal Phyla/ diversity continued

Ch 32-34

Fly posters and presentations

10

Evolution Learning Objectives


Fish Protein/ Cladograms

Blog reports


Protein Fish Lab Quick Guide

Complete Student Manual(do not print out use for reference only)

Group Lab

Fish  Protein Glossary

Fish Evolution Lab day 1

Post Lab Analysis HelpHBB FASTA list

Bring standard curve paper (see page 3 of post lab Analysis help pdf above)

Fish RUBRIC HBB FASTA list blog rubric Dry Lab Data

11

Body Systems Learning Objectives

Homeostasis and Endocrine System

Ch 40& 43 +39.5

 Ch 44-45


Ch 32-24 Test

Case Study: Boy or Girlwith Nature Article ;NPR Podcast Why are more boys born? PNAS article  … Fish Bowl discussion

12

Body Systems Learning Objectives

Immune System and Nervous System


Ch 48 & 49

Article: Close Reading: The mealybug suppresses plant defense responses... Plant immune system

Modeling neurotransmission activity Educreations (peer rubric)

13

Body Systems Learning Objectives


Brain, Handedness & Schizophrenia (article)

14

Nervous System wrap up


Last Unit Test tomorrow (Overview, Immune, Endocrine, Nervous 4043444548&49)

15

Review for Final Exam


Multiple Choice and

Calculation questions (4) and Short Answer (3)

Final Exam Hour 3

FRQ Day (2 long FRQ)

16

Use final exam as diagnostic to study for national exam

Review Site for the AP Biology Lab Exam 

Diagnostic Study Guide (see what you know and don't know to narrow down what to study) (by Jeremy Conn)

17

National AP Exam


AP biology photo scavenger hunt" (bring your digital cameras)

18

Post Exam Project


AP Project

Post AP Exam Project Rubric

List of links to research journals online (some links might be out of date)

19

Post Exam Project presentations