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AP Biology (Period 3)

Instructor
Ms Pam Whiting
Term
2017-2018 School Year
Department
Science
Description
AP Biology is a class for students who have completed biology and chemistry with grades of “B” or better. It is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory biology course usually taken by students during their first year. The college course in biology differs significantly from the usual first high school course in biology with respect to the kind of textbook used, the range and depth of topics covered, the kind of laboratory work, and the time and effort required of students. A significant portion of the content of this course will be covered independently by each student. Allowances should be made for substantial study time outside of class. The AP Biology exam will be given on Monday morning, 14 May 2018. All students are strongly encouraged, and expected, to take the AP exam. If you choose not to take the exam, you will be expected to take a full, graded “practice test” in its place. Start saving toward the $90 exam fee now (if you qualify for free/reduced price lunch, the exam will cost $5 – get your paperwork in!).

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Complete questions AND Biozone pages. REVIEW cell organelles and their FUNCTIONS. Be prepared for an organelle quiz on 11/28.

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Your choice: complete these CDQs by 11/2 OR do the Biozone pages. Do both? You'll understand more about biochemistry & earn a wee bit of extra credit.

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This 3-part assignment includes questions AND some Biozone pages. You must do BOTH. Pace yourself.

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Use the Prezi and videos to go deeper for your answers.

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 Expanding our understanding of the principal that underlies all of biology - evolution.

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1.3. Evidence of Evolution
1. How are we able to make scientific conclusions about events and processes that we are not able to directly witness?
2. How does the fossil record support evolutionary theory?
3. How does morphological analysis of organisms support evolutionary theory?
4. What are homologous structures?
5. What are analogous structures?
6. What are vestigial structures?
7. Why do embryos of different species possess morphological similarities?
8. How does molecular analysis of DNA and protein sequences support evolutionary theory?
9. What is the relationship between molecular similarity and evolutionary relatedness among species?
10. How does biogeography support evolutionary theory?
11. How does artificial selection support evolutionary theory?
12. How is artificial selection different from natural selection?
13. Why is it a misconception of evolutionary theory to think that the evolution of life demonstrates a progression towards increasing complexity, or a purpose, or that evolution would require an “intelligent designer”?

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 The links below are to help you get a deeper understanding of the questions assigned. Review the Prezis, watch the videos, and be sure that by the time you finish answering the questions that you can indeed explain the "things you should understand."