Science, USM 1 credit; open to students from other schools
Prerequisite: High School Biology or Biology-Honors
Instructor: Mr. Robert Heun
- Grades 10-12
- 6/19-7/28 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (6 weeks; closed July 3-4)
- April 2017 9-11 a.m. (4 review sessions prior to AP Exam)
- $1450 (by 4/17); $1550 (after 4/17)
- This course prepares students to take the AP® Biology exam in May 2018.
The AP Biology course is designed to offer students a solid foundation in introductory college-level biology and help them to build a conceptual framework for understanding modern biology. The course is structured around four big ideas, enduring understandings, and science practices. 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, to 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 Students will conduct a minimum of eight inquiry-based investigations (two per big idea throughout the course). Additional labs will be conducted to deepen students’ conceptual understanding and to reinforce the application of science practices within a hands-on, discovery based environment.