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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
  • Pollinator extinctions alter structure of ecological networks Yesterday
    The absence of a single dominant bumblebee species from an ecosystem disrupts foraging patterns among a broad range of remaining pollinators in the system -- from other bees to butterflies, beetles and more, field experiments show.
  • Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land Yesterday
    The fossil of an early snake-like animal -- called Lethiscus stocki -- has kept its evolutionary secrets for the last 340-million years. Now, an international team of researchers has revealed new insights into the ancient Scottish fossil that dram...
  • Reconstruction of ancient chromosomes offers insight into mammalian evolution Yesterday
    Researchers have gone back in time, at least virtually, computationally recreating the chromosomes of the first eutherian mammal, the long-extinct, shrewlike ancestor of all placental mammals.
  • How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve? Yesterday
    It's easy to make up a story to explain an evolved trait; proving that's what happened is much harder. Here scientists test ideas about cooperative breeding in birds and find a solution that resolves earlier disagreements.
  • New mechanism for genome regulation discovered Yesterday
    The mechanisms that separate mixtures of oil and water may also help the organization of a part of our DNA called heterochromatin, according to a new study. Researchers found that liquid-liquid phase separation helps heterochromatin organize large...
  • Zika: Studying the 'rebound virus' Yesterday
    Scientists are investigating how the Zika virus is able to find a safe harbor in an infected host's tissue and stage a rebound weeks after the virus was seemingly cleared by the immune system.



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