Instructor: Ms. Bridge
Email Address: bridgeL@ptbeach.com
Grades: 11 & 12
In class, we use:
Publisher: Pearson, 1st edition
Download the lab manual (pdf) here: AP Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach, The College Board, 2012
The AP Biology Course Framework: 4 BIG IDEAS
Course Description and Grading
AP Biology Lab Report Format
COLLEGE BOARD COURSE DESCRIPTION
How to correctly cite sources for your papers and lab reports, in MLA style
YOU can earn Ocean County College credits (4) just for taking this course! For more information, ask your instructor or guidance counselor how. Link to OCC Jump Start Program
Download excel lab worksheets here: Access Excellence
THE AP BIOLOGY EXAM IS ON
Monday, MAY 14, 2018
Online Flashcards to help you study
AP Biology Exam Review Guide
About the Exam:
The three-hour test includes multiple choice, mathematical computation, short answers and full essays.
Section I (90 minutes)
Part A consists of 63 multiple-choice questions that represent the knowledge and science practices outlined in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework that students should understand and be able to apply.
Part B includes 6 grid-in questions that require the integration of science and mathematical skills. For the grid-in responses, students will need to calculate the correct answer for each question and enter it in a grid in the grid-in section on their answer sheet. A 4-function (+ - * / plus sq.rt.) calculator is allowed.
All answers to the free-response questions must be written in essay form. Outlines and unlabeled diagrams are not acceptable final answers.
Scoring the Exam
AP Exam grades are reported on a 5-point scale as follows:
5 Extremely well qualified*
4 Well qualified*
2 Possibly qualified*
1 No recommendation**
*Qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement
**No recommendation to receive college credit or advanced placement
AP Biology Test video - College Board Exam review (Bozeman.com, 33:07)
Since 1989, there have been 12 laboratories—lovingly nicknamed "The Dirty Dozen"—that are "suggested" curricula for AP Biology classes. They "span the globe" in their topics and their techniques: from a behavior lab involving detailed visual observations to a biotechnology lab involving electrophoresis equipment with an extensive protocol. The AP Biology Laboratory Manual for Students and the companion guide for teachers do a good job of explaining the setup and troubleshooting problems, but there are always questions. Also, veteran teachers have often found new ways to save time, use less expensive materials, or completely change the design while still providing an excellent and effective lab experience for their students. Many of these labs lend themselves to use of probes and computers. Teachers may find these collected comments and ideas from the AP Biology EDG helpful in their quest to make scientific experimentation the most positive experience possible for their students.
The full labs are available for purchase at the College Board store:
The AP Biology Lab Manual for Students
The AP Biology Lab Manual for Teachers
Included here are tips for each lab: