Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Honors biology is the best indicator for success. A minimum of Grade 'A' or better in sophomore Biology with teacher recommendation and current enrollment in physics or chemistry is recommended.
Fee: $110.00 includes the AP Test Fee $90.00 and a Lab Fee $20.00
Content: The AP Biology course is a weighted credit and is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course usually taken by biology majors during their first year. The AP test is required. The class differs significantly from the sophomore biology curriculum with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth to topics covered, the type of laboratory work done by students, and the time and effort required by students. It aims to provide students with the conceptual framework, factual knowledge, and analytical skills necessary to deal critically with the rapidly changing science of biology. The topics covered by the curriculum are as follows:
1. Molecules and Cells
a. Organic chemistry
b. Cellular mechanics
c. Cellular energetics
2. Heredity and Evolution
b. Molecular genetics
c. Evolutionary biology
3. Organisms and Ecology
a. Diversity of organisms
b. Structure and function of plants and animals
Requirements For Next School Year:
Lab Fees ($110) due before beginning of next semester (includes test fee) Make checks out to Evergreen High School, and pay the financial secretary.
Purchase Book: Biology 7th edition Sylvia S. Mader ( ISBN: 0-07-013657-2). 8th edition or higher OK, but not recommended
Assignments for next semester.
Read and Study Ch 2 from text. You will be tested on this basic chemistry information on the first day of class.
Collect Insects (especially if traveling to different ecosystems)