Biology

Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus for AP Biology

AP/Honors Biology Syllabus: Homework, Reading Assignments, Discussion Topics, and Labs

Use the Links in the Homework column to find your homework assignment. Homework is usually due on the date given, unless otherwise stated in the assignment. Friday sessions are devoted to Lab work and special AP topics not covered in the text.

WeekChatHomeworkReadingTopicLab
1Mon, Sep 4, 2017LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Wed, Sep 6, 2017HW011: 1-11The Scientific Study of Living Things
Fri, Sep 8, 2017Lab Requirements, AP Exam RequirementsField Lab 1: Baseline
2Mon, Sep 11, 2017HW02A2: 1-9Elements, Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Bonds
Wed, Sep 13, 2017HW02B2: 10-16The Special Properties of Water
Fri, Sep 15, 2017No Meeting (but you have an assignment anyway)Properties of Water
3Mon, Sep 18, 2017HW03A3: 1-7Organic Compounds: Functional Groups and Carbohydrates
Wed, Sep 20, 2017HW03B3: 8-16Organic Compounds: Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids
Fri, Sep 22, 2017Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesMicroscope Basics and Slide Preparation
4Mon, Sep 25, 2017HW04A4: 1-12Cells: Basic cell structure, Nucleus and Endomembrane components
Wed, Sep 27, 2017HW04B4: 13-22Cells: Energy Organelles, CytoSkeletons and Surfaces
Fri, Sep 29, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #4: Osmosis
5Mon, Oct 2, 2017HW05A5:1-9Working Cells: Membranes
Wed, Oct 4, 2017HW05B5: 10-16Working Cells: Energy and Enzymes
Fri, Oct 6, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #13 Enzyme Activity (Alternate: Enzymes)
6Mon, Oct 9, 2017HW06A6: 1-8Cellular Respiration: The Process
Wed, Oct 11, 2017HW06B6: 9-16Cellular Respiration: Energy Results
Fri, Oct 13, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #6: Respiration
7Mon, Oct 16, 2017HW07A7: 1-9Photosynthesis: Light Reactions
Wed, Oct 18, 2017HW07B7: 10-14Photosynthesis: Calvin Cycle
Fri, Oct 20, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #5 Photosynthesis or Dissolved Oxygen Lab
8Mon, Oct 23, 2017HW08A8: 1-10Inheritance: Mitosis
Wed, Oct 25, 2017HW08B8: 11-23Inheritance: Meiosis
Fri, Oct 27, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #7: Meiosis/Mitosis
9Mon, Oct 30, 2017HW09A9: 1-10Inheritance: Mendal's Laws
Wed, Nov 1, 2017HW09B9: 11-23Inheritance: Variations on Mendel's Laws
Fri, Nov 3, 2017Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesField Lab #2
10Mon, Nov 6, 2017HW10A10: 1-16DNA Replication: Inside the Nucleus
Wed, Nov 8, 2017HW10B10: 17-23DNA Replication: Outside the Nucleus
Fri, Nov 10, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #3: DNA Sequencing
11Mon, Nov 13, 2017HW11A11: 1-11Gene Controll
Wed, Nov 15, 2017HW11B11: 12-18Cloning and Cancer
Fri, Nov 17, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #8 Bacterial Transformation
12Mon, Nov 20, 2017HW12A12: 1-10Gene Cloning
Wed, Nov 22, 2017HW12B12: 11-21DNA Profiling and Genomics
Fri, Nov 24, 2017Thanksgiving
13Mon, Nov 27, 2017HW13A13: 1-11Evolution: Darwin's Theory and Populations
Wed, Nov 29, 2017HW13B13: 12-19Microevolution Mechanisms
Fri, Dec 1, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #2: Mathematical Modeling
14Mon, Dec 4, 2017HW14A14: 1-11 (All)The Origin of Species
Wed, Dec 6, 2017HW15A15: 1-13Origin of Life Questions; Macroevolution
Fri, Dec 8, 2017Lab Review/AP Free Exercises
15Mon, Dec 11, 2017HW15B15: 14-19Phylogeny
Wed, Dec 13, 2017HW16A16: 1-11Single Cells: Prokaryotes
Fri, Dec 15, 2017Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesField Lab 3
16Mon, Dec 18, 2017HW16B16: 12-19Single Cells: Protists
Wed, Dec 20, 2017HW17A17: 1-11Plants
Fri, Dec 22, 2017Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesPond Water
Mon, Dec 25, 2017Christmas
Wed, Dec 27, 2017Christmas
Fri, Dec 29, 2017Christmas
Mon, Jan 1, 2018New Year
Wed, Jan 3, 2018New Year
Fri, Jan 5, 2018New Year
17Mon, Jan 8, 2018HW17B17: 12-19Fungi
Wed, Jan 10, 2018HW18A18: 1-9Symmetry and Simple Invertebrates
Fri, Jan 12, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #1 SETUP
18Mon, Jan 15, 2018HW18B18: 11-16Segmented Invertebrates and Echinoders
Wed, Jan 17, 2018HW19A19: 1-10Vertebrates
Fri, Jan 19, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesField Lab 4
19Mon, Jan 22, 2018HW19B19: 11-17Human Evolution Theories
Wed, Jan 24, 2018ReviewReview of units 1-4
Fri, Jan 26, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #9: Bacterial DNA
20Mon, Jan 29, 2018HW20A20: 1-15 (All)Animal Tissues
Wed, Jan 31, 2018HW21A21: 1-13Human Digestive System
Fri, Feb 2, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesVitamin C
21Mon, Feb 5, 2018HW21B21: 14-21Nutrition
Wed, Feb 7, 2018HW22A22: 1-12 (All)Gas Exchange
Fri, Feb 9, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesLung Capacity
22Mon, Feb 12, 2018HW23A23: 1-6Mammalian Cardiovascular System: the Heart
Wed, Feb 14, 2018HW23B23: 7-15Blood Vessels and Blood
Fri, Feb 16, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesCirculation
23Mon, Feb 19, 2018HW24A24: 1-11Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immiunity and the Humoral Immune system
Wed, Feb 21, 2018HW24B24: 12-16T Cells and Immune System Disorders
Fri, Feb 23, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesImmunology Simulation
24Mon, Feb 26, 2018HW25A25: 1-9 (All)Osmosis and Excretion
Wed, Feb 28, 2018HW26A26: 1-12 (Al)Chemical Regulation: Hormones
Fri, Mar 2, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #1 FINISH Or Field Lab 5
25Mon, Mar 5, 2018HW27A27: 1-8Human Reproductive System
Wed, Mar 7, 2018HW27B27: 9-18Embryonic and human development
Fri, Mar 9, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesTransgenic Fly Lab
26Mon, Mar 12, 2018HW28A28: 1-10Nerve Signals and Transmission
Wed, Mar 14, 2018HW28B28: 11-21Human Brain structure
Fri, Mar 16, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesNerve Sensitivity
27Mon, Mar 19, 2018HW29A29: 1-6Perception, Hearing, Balance
Wed, Mar 21, 2018HW29B29: 7-13Vision, Taste, Smell
Fri, Mar 23, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesPeripheral Vision
Mon, Mar 26, 2018HolidayHoly Week Observance
Wed, Mar 28, 2018HolidayHoly Week Observance
Fri, Mar 30, 2018HolidayHoly Week Observance
28Mon, Apr 2, 2018HW30A30: 1-12Animal Movement
Wed, Apr 4, 2018HW31A31: 1-8Plant Structure, Function, Growth
Fri, Apr 6, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesDissection
29Mon, Apr 9, 2018HW31B31: 9-15Reproduction of Flowering Plants
Wed, Apr 11, 2018HW32A32: 1-11Uptake and transport of nutrients; Soil
Fri, Apr 13, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesField Lab 6
30Mon, Apr 16, 2018HW32B32: 12-14Nutrition and Symbiosis
Wed, Apr 18, 2018HW33A33: 1-8Plant Hormones
Fri, Apr 20, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #11: Plant Transport
31Mon, Apr 23, 2018HW33B33: 9-13Growth Responses, Plant Defenses
Wed, Apr 25, 2018HW34A34: 1-7The Biosphere and Aquatic Biomes
Fri, Apr 27, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesPlant Responses
32Mon, Apr 30, 2018HW34B34: 8-18Terrestrial Biomes
Wed, May 2, 2018HW35A35: 1-11Behavior and Learning
Fri, May 4, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesBiome Identification
33Mon, May 7, 2018HW35B35: 12-23Foraging, Mating, and Social Behaviors
Wed, May 9, 2018HW36A36: 1-11 (All)Population Structure And Dynamics
Fri, May 11, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #12: Habitat Selection
34Mon, May 14, 2018AP Exam
Wed, May 16, 2018HW37A37: 1-13Structural Features of Communities
Fri, May 18, 2018Lab Review/AP Free Exercises2012 AP Lab #10 Energy Flow
35Mon, May 21, 2018HW37B37: 14-23Ecosystems: Structure, Dynamics, Alterations
Wed, May 23, 2018HW38A38: 1-13 (All)Conservation Biology
Fri, May 25, 2018Lab Review/AP Free ExercisesRecycling Success
36Mon, May 28, 2018Memorial Day Holiday
Wed, May 30, 2018ReviewReview of units 5-8
Fri, Jun 1, 2018ReviewSAT Preparation/Final EvaluationsScheduling for Summer Lab Completion

You may also want to review the formal syllabus. This course has been approved as meeting the AP requirements by the College Board, and will be listed as an AP course on student transcripts.