Welcome to A.P. Biology

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Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!!

Best of Luck in College!!


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AP Biology 2013-2014

Have a wonderful Summer! Keep in touch!!

Below are the instructions and schedule for the 2014 Review!





  • Check out the hottest majors that lead to jobs!

http://money.msn.com/college-savings/11-hot-college-majors-that-lead-to-jobs

  • Read about the 2013 winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology:

  • Topic - Cell Signaling!!

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2013/press.html


Welcome to the 2013 - 2014 AP Biology Wiki !


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What is a wiki?


A wiki is a website that can be edited by anyone. In this case, you and I will be the authors of this wiki!


Last year I used the WIKI to post links to helpful videos and other resources.The WIKI was also used by students to collaborate on several lab reports. They also created a Wiki for the purpose of review for the AP exam. This year we will be using it for a number of purposes.

  • First, there will be a page for each unit on which assignments will be posted. This page will also contain links to resources you might find helpful. This year, since all of you have iPads, I will be including links to PDF files for all assignments. These can be opened in Notability and completed on-line. Also, remember YOU are the co-authors of this WIKI so if you find a link, video or reference that you think your classmates would benefit from, please share it on the appropriate unit page.


  • Second, you will be collaborating with your lab partners to produce some of your final lab reports. These will be posted on the WIKI. You will also complete some collaborative research projects using the WIKI.


  • Third, I am providing an RSS newfeed to allow you to keep informed regarding news in biology. Each week you should choose one of these articles, summarize it and discuss how you think it illustrates one of the four Big Ideas.


Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life
Big idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.
Big idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes
Big idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.

  • Fourth, You will also be using it to create your own review for the exam.

  • Finally, Who knows where this WIKI will take us?? There are many different uses, so we will be open to new ideas as they arise. Feel free to make suggestions!

Exciting News in Biology



Biology News -- ScienceDaily
  • Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great Basin Today 8:34 am
    Three new species of toads have been discovered living in Nevada's Great Basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom, report investigators.
  • Native leech preys on invasive slug? Today 6:54 am
    Citizen science has revealed the spread of the invasive giant slug Limax maximus and its potential native predator in Japan, providing new insights into predator-prey dynamics between introduced prey and native predators.
  • Pharmacology: Probing the pores in membrane vesicles Today 6:01 am
    Ion channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method now allows them to be studied with greater specificity than ever before.
  • On the path to vitamin A in rice Today 6:01 am
    Biochemists have elucidated the structure of an enzyme that supplies carotenoid, investigators report. The lack of vitamin A in food is a major cause of health problems worldwide and can lead to blindness and even death. This is especially a probl...
  • Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space Today 5:47 am
    Engineers say a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.
  • Micro- and nanotechnologies for quantitative biology and medicine Today 5:47 am
    Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics ...



Here are some important links which will be useful to you throughout the year.

  • Link to Campbell Text Resources

http://wps.aw.com/wps/media/access/Pearson_Default/4929/5047666/login.html

  • Link to Guided Reading questions Campbell 8th Edition


http://biologyjunction.com/campbell_8th_edition_reading_gui.htm

  • Link to the College Board Curriculum for 2013-2014.


http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/AP_BiologyCED_Effective_Fall_2012_lkd.pdf

  • Link to Mr. Anderson's Videos on All Topics in A.P. Biology


http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7A750281106CD067