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AP Biology Handouts
Welcome! Here you will find copies of most of the handouts you receive in class. Some will be material that I photocopy, so those I cannot post online.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all Chapter numbers refer to the textbook, Biology by Raven & Johnson, 7th edition. References to Campbell signify Campbell & Reece (5th edition).
 Essentials
  • 2010 AP Course Requirements
    Your guide for what is needed for this course and what is expected of you in this course.
  • 2010 AP Biology Curriculum Schedule
    This is the projected 2010-2011 schedule. We will try to fit all this in, but this schedule is always subject to change depending on class needs & opportunity. But you can use this as a guide for the pace of this course -- FAST!
  • 2010 Organizing Your Notebook
    You must be sure to understand the difference between "pile" and "file". Piles of papers will not lead to success in this course. Filing your papers daily in separate sections of your notebook will help you find success. Here is the organization scheme we will use as a class. Dividers will be provided to you on the first day of class.
  • Cornell Notes Template
    Here are blank sheets for you to use to write up your Cornell Notes when you outline each chapter.
  • Formal Lab Report Guideline/Rubric
    Use this as a guideline to write up formal lab reports. Also take a look at LabWrite as a very helpful resource to train in writing first-class lab reports.
  • APA Citation Guide
    Use this as a guideline to help you format your references cited (bibliography) in your lab report. Cite all works used and don't forget textbook.
 Animal Behavior
 Animal Systems
 Cells
  • Cell Structure: Auto-tutorial Assignment
    Your overall assignment is to learn Chapter 5: Cell Structure ON YOUR OWN (that's what "auto-tutorial" means!) and be ready for a Quizzam (Quiz/Exam) on it. To help you I am offering you a whole lot of resources:
    • 00organelles2008.pdf: Worksheets that you received in class, but can download again if you need. Included in the worksheets is an illustration of an animal and a plant cell that you can fill out with the "Baby Bio" PPT listed below. Fill out the blank chart while you watch the AP PPTs and then add from textbook reading.
    • 01CellOrganelles2008REGENTS.ppt: An introductory PPT that I use in "Baby Bio". It's a good place to start, but don't stop there! Fill out the worksheets with the animal and plant cell diagrams while watching this.
    • 02Ch05organelles12007.ppt: The first of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making proteins. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
    • 03Ch05organelles22007.ppt: The second of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making energy. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
    • 04Ch05organelles32007.ppt: The third of the AP lectures. It's about the organelles involved in making new cells. Fill out the blank chart worksheet while watching this.
    • I have also included links to PDF versions of the PPTs, in case you do not have a working copy of PowerPoint. But it is much better to watch the PPTs with the animations. Try to go to the Public Library (Click here for their hours) and use their computers
  • Raven (7th) Guided Notes Chapter 5: Cell Structure
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading guide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Raven (7th) Guided Notes Chapter 6: Membranes
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading gxuide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Raven (7th) Guided Notes Chapter 11: How Cells Divide
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading guide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Cell Membrane Drawing Project
    Students produce a detailed drawing that includes the structure and function of the cell membrane. The illustration must be completely hand-drawn. It also must include detailed, accurate images and labeled components.
  • Concept Map -- Cell Membrane
    Students produce a hierarchical concept map given a list of words. The first word is the topmost concept. Students must add at least two of their own concepts to the map.
  • Sounding Smart Paragraph -- Cell Membrane
    FRQ practice -- After producing a hierarchical concept map, students write a paragraph on the same topic using the same concepts.
  • Campbell (5th) Guided Notes Chapter 7: Cells
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading guide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Campbell (5th) Guided Notes Chapter 8: Cell Membranes
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading guide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Campbell (5th) Guided Notes Chapter 12: Cell Cycle -- Mitosis
    Take ownership of your learning! Complete the textbook reading and this reading guide BEFORE lecture so that you are better prepared to learn this material.
  • Cells: Putting It All Together
    A worksheet to push you to look at the organelles as an interconnected working system and not just a list of biology vocabulary words.
  • Extra Credit: Aquaporins (Nobel Prize)
    The "public information" article from the Nobel Web site about the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003 shared by Peter Agre & Roderick MacKinnon for their pioneering discoveries concerning the water & ion channels of cells. A worksheet is included.
  • Extra Credit: Osmosis Challenge Questions Worksheet.
    Think you've nailed down Osmosis? Take the challenge! This was actually an assignment I had to complete as a Cornell freshman.
  • Extra Credit: Timothy Syndrome (Current Events)
    A synopsis of the paper from the journal Cell -- "Calcium Channel Dysfunction Causes Multisystem Disorder" -- published on September 30, 2004
 Chemistry & Biochemistry
 Classification & Taxonomy
 Ecology
 Enzymes & Metabolism
 Evolution
 Genetics
 Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
 Plants
 Review
 Scientific Method








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