Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus
Course Title: Advanced Placement Biology
Course Number: 2000340
Instructor: Mark Gottfried, Ph.D.
The two main goals of AP Biology are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and to help students gain an appreciation of science as a process.
The content is guided by the College Board and complete details can be found in their publications. The course will include, but is not limited to, the following:
Molecules and Cells
Chemistry of Life
Organic molecules in organisms
Free energy changes
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Cell cycle and its regulation
Cellular Energetics Coupled reactions
Fermentation and cellular respiration
Heredity and Evolution
Meiosis and gametogenesis
RNA and DNA structure and function
Viral structure and replication
Nucleic acid technology and applications
Early evolution of life
Evidence for evolution
Mechanisms of evolution
Organisms and Populations
Diversity of Organisms
Survey of the diversity of life
Phylogenetic classifi cation
Structure and Function of Plants and Animals
Reproduction, growth, and development
Structural, physiological, and behavioral adaptations
Response to the environment
Communities and ecosystems
Texts and Materials:
Biology, by Cambell & Reese, Prentice Hall
Student will need a notebook, folders, pens, pencils, a simple calculator and index cards.
There is a $10 fee science lab fee.
A perfect A=100, otherwise A=95; B=85; C=75, D=65; F=0, 25, 45, 55 depending on the degree of "F", Z=0
In general, assignments, homework, classwork, lab reports, quizzes and tests have weighted grades. Weights depends on how much I value the assignment.
More information, along with weekly agenda and homework assignments as the year progresses can be found at my homepage http://mdgottfried.net
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