Welcome to A.P. Biology


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

October 8, 2013

  • 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



Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
  • NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on moon's surface Yesterday
    Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT ...
  • Immune cells to be tested on the International Space Station Yesterday
    The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. Scientists are now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. We know the effect of gravity on muscles, bones and joints ins...
  • SpaceX-3 launches science cargo to International Space Station Friday
    A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft full of NASA cargo, experiments and equipment blazed into orbit Friday, April 18, aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station will unload the supplies after the Dragon arri...
  • Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America Friday
    A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch...
  • Treating depression in Parkinson's Disease patients: New research Friday
    Interesting new information has been found from a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease. The study, which assessed cognitive function in depressed and non-depressed patients with PD, found that the dopamine rep...
  • Researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife Friday
    Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to researchers. A new study finds tha...



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