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3rd & 4th Quarter AP Biology Syllabus-Mr. Mercer
1/24
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Chapter 22: Evolution- Darwinian View
Geological gradualism
Lamarck’s theory
Darwin’s Galapagos observations
Natural selection
Lines of evidence for Darwin’s theory
p. 438-451
1/27
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Chapter 23: How Populations Evolve
Gene pool
Causes of genetic variation
Hardy-Weinberg theorem
Natural selection
Genetic drift
p. 454-470
T
Hardy-Weinberg Application of Evolving Populations Lab
W
Chapter 24: Origin of Species
Biological “species”
Isolating mechanisms
(prezygotic/postzygotic)
2/3
2/10
2/17
2/24
p. 472-488
Allopatric speciation
Sympatric speciation
Punctuated equilibrium
Th
Chapter 25: Macroevolution- Tracing Phylogeny
Fossils (formation & dating)
Adaptive radiation
Continental drift
Taxonomy (homology & molecular biology)
p. 491-507
F
Chapter 26: Early Life and Origin of Life
Early atmosphere
Evidence for RNA
Miller & Urey’s experiment
Evolution of prokaryotic metabolism
Fox’s proteinoids
Evolution of eukaryotic cells
Protobionts
p. 512-528
M
Chapter 26: Early Life and Origin of Life
Major Lineages (5 kingdom, 8 kingdom, 3 domain)
p. 529-531
T
Evolution Unit Review and/or BLAST Lab
W
Evolution Unit Review and/or BLAST Lab
Th
UNIT 7: Evolution (Ch. 22-26) Test (DAY ONE)
F
UNIT 7: Evolution (Ch. 22-26) Test (DAY TWO)
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Chapter 50: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere)
Chapter 51: Behavioral Ecology
p. 1080-1103
p. 1106-1133
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Chapter 52: Population Ecology
p. 1136-1156
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Chapter 53: Community Ecology
p. 1159-1180
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Chapter 54: Ecosystems
p. 1184-1206
F
Chapter 55: Conservation Biology & Restoration Ecology
p. 1209-1229
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No School (Snow Make-Up Day)
T
Ecology Unit Review
W
UNIT 8: Ecology (Ch. 50-55) Test (DAY ONE)
Th
UNIT 8: Ecology (Ch. 50-55) Test (DAY TWO)
F
Chapter 20: DNA Technology
Restriction enzymes
Cloning
Nucleic acid probes
DNA libraries
Gel electrophoresis
cDNA
Chapter 20: DNA Technology
PCR
Southern blotting
In situ hybridization
Chromosome walking
RFLP analysis
DNA sequencing
M
p. 384-408
p. 384-408
3/3
3/10
3/17
3/24
T
Chapter 20: DNA Technology—Review
W
Transformation Lab: Intro & Video
Th
Transformation Lab: Set-Up
F
Transformation Lab: Analysis
M
Crime Lab: Intro & Pipetting Practice
T
Crime Lab: PCR of Crime Scene DNA
W
Crime Lab: Electrophoresis
Th
Crime Lab: Analysis & Wrap-Up
F
Biotechnology/Lab Unit (Ch. 20 & Labs) Test
M
Chapter 40: Animal Unit Intro
T
Chapter 43: Immune System
Inflammatory response
Humoral immunity
Immunological memory
Allergic reactions
B lymphocytes/T lymphocytes
p. 820-841
p. 898-919
Antigen-antibody reaction
Transfusions
Cell-mediated immune system
Active immunity/Passive immunity
W
Chapter 43: Immune System (continued)
Th
Chapter 43: Immune System (continued)
F
Chapter 43: Immune System (continued)
M
Chapter 43: Immune System (continued)
CASE STUDY
T
Chapter 45: Hormones & the Endocrine System
Function of hormones
Hypothalamus/pituitary gland
Major glands—thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenal medulla, adrenal cortex
Invertebrate hormones
W
Chapter 45: Hormones & the Endocrine System (continued)
Th
Chapter 48: Nervous Systems
Neuron structure
Synapse-chemical, neurotransmitters
Nerve impulse-changes in membrane potential (action potential)
Evolution of nervous system
Reflex arc
Autonomic nervous system: sympathetic vs. parasympathetic
F
Chapter 48: Nervous Systems (continued)
M
Animal Unit Review
T
UNIT 9: Animal Systems (Ch. 40, 43, 45, 48) Test (DAY ONE)
W
UNIT 9: Animal Systems (Ch. 40, 43, 45, 48) Test (DAY TWO)
Th
Animal Unit Test Corrections/Plant Unit Intro
F
SPRING BREAK (3/28 – 4/6)
p. 943-961
p. 1011-1041
4/7
M
T
W
4/14
Chapter 10: Photosynthesis
Structure of chloroplasts
Light reaction- products
Chapter 10: Photosynthesis
Calvin cycle
Photorespiration
Evolution of plants
Vascular tissue
p. 573-588
Bryophytes
Seedless vascular plants (ferns)
p. 181-192
Chlorophyll
Thylakoid membrane
p. 193-198
C4 plants
Th
Chapter 10 Wrap-Up and Lab Preview
F
Photosynthesis Lab
M
Lab Wrap-Up and…
T
4/21
Chapter 29: Plant Diversity
Terrestrial adaptations
Alternation of generations
Vascular tissue
Chapter 36: Transport in Plants
Proton pump
Stem- transport of xylem sap
Water potential
Stem- transport of phloem sap
Roots- absorption of water & minerals
p. 738-753
Chapter 37: Plant Nutrition
Mycorrhizae
p. 756-768
Nitrogen cycle, Rhizobium, root nodules
W
Chapter 38: Plant Reproduction & Development
Alternation of generations
Seed development
Flower (reproductive structure)
Germination
Pollination
Asexual reproduction
Double fertilization
Th
Transpiration Lab
F
No School
M
No School (Snow Make-Up Day)
T
Chapter 39: Control Systems in Plants
Phototropism
Abscissic acid
Auxins
Ethylene
Cytokinins
Gibberellins
Phototropism
Thigmotropism
Gravitropism
Environmental stress
p. 771-786
p. 788-815
Flowering
W
Chapter 39: Control Systems in Plants (continued)
Th
UNIT 10: Plant Systems (Ch. 29, 10, 36-39) Test (DAY ONE)
F
UNIT 10: Plant Systems (Ch. 29, 10, 36-39) Test (DAY TWO)
4/28
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T
W
Th
F
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
5/5
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T
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AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
AP Exam Review
5/12
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***AP Biology Exam*** (8:00am)
p. 788-815
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