AP Biology

Lysozymes, telomeres, and bacteria, oh my! Biology is the study of life and the molecules, systems, and processes that support life. Through interactive media, labs, inquiry projects and assignments, this course investigates four big ideas: (1) The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life, (2) Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, reproduce, and maintain dynamic homeostasis, (3) Living systems store, retrieve, transmit, and respond to information essential to life processes, and (4) Biological systems interact. In this AP* Biology course, Cell Theory and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection guide our understanding of living systems and the complexities of their interactions with one another.


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Unit 1: Chemistry of Life

  • What is Biology?
  • Ancient Earth
  • Protein & Nucleic Acid
  • Fats & Carbohydrates

Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function

  • Membranes
  • Cell Structure

Unit 3: Cellular Energetics

  • Metabolism
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular Respiration

Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Cycle

  • Cell Communication
  • The Endocrine & Nervous Systems
  • Cell Cycle

Unit 5: Heredity

  • Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
  • Mendel & Genes
  • Chromosomal Inheritance


Unit 6: Gene Expression and Regulation

  • Molecular Inheritance
  • Gene to Protein
  • Viruses & Bacteria
  • Eukaryotic Genomes
  • Genetics of Development
  • DNA Technology & Genomics

Unit 7: Natural Selection

  • Darwin's Theory
  • Population Evolution
  • Speciation
  • Phylogeny

Unit 8: Ecology

  • Response to Environment
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation

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