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AP Biology

For the first 3 assignments below, you can download questions and info from the "Download Handouts & Notes" link above.

  1. Due 9/5:    Read the New York Times article “Some of My Best Friends are Germs.”  Answer the questions in the handout and hand it in on the first day of school for a grade.
  2. Due 9/5:    Find and print out an online article from a current (2018) newspaper/magazine article related to the topic of microbiomes and/or FMTs.  Ideas pertaining to bacteriotherapy, OpenBiome and related digestive disease should be included.  Read the article and summarize it with at least 20 facts.  Your first fact should include the definition for microbiota and/ or FMTs.  The article should be from a reliable site or newspaper/magazine.  When printing out the article, be sure to include the source.
  3. Due 9/7:  Collect at least 8 pill bugs (otherwise known as rolly pollies or isopods) as you can find under rocks or logs.  These arthropods will be used for our first lab later that week or the second week of school.  Place the isopods in a ventilated plastic container with some soil and leaves to keep them alive.  Your collection will be included in your lab grade. 
  • Due 9/6:  Signed safety agreement
                Read Microbiome article #2 & summarize with 8-10 facts.

                Watch this video for class discussion, take a few notes.


CAP Anatomy & Physiology

Due 9/7:  Signed safety agreement and find 10 Facts on the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden Ratio (phi).


AP Biology

Pill Bug Animal Behavior Lab 9/8-9/11

Quiz on FMT & Behavior 9/12

Termite Lab 9/14-9/15

Quiz Wed 9/20

Tardigrade lab due 9/26

DO lab due 9/28

Test ecology 9/29

Quiz biochemistry 10/6

Lab Cells 10/26

Quiz Cells 10/26

Membrane lab due 11/3

Cell exam 11/9

Yeast Lab 11/15

Respiration quiz 11/17

Photosynthesis test 11/29

Photosynthesis lab due 11/30

Mitosis/Meiosis Lab due 12/14

Fetus/embryo lab due 12/13

Quiz Genetics 1/9

Midterm 1/24

Epigenetics Lab 1/31

Hox lab 2/2

Plasmid lab 2/5

Genetics quiz 2/9-2/12

Gel Lab I 2/12

Transformation lab 2/26

Fly lab 2/26

Phylogenic quiz 3/2

Gel lab 3/5

Phylogenetic lab due 3/13

Evo-Devo exam 3/16

Hardy-Weinberg lab due 3/23

Mouse party lab 3/30

CAP Anatomy & Physiology

Fibonacci Lab 9/8-9/11

Quiz on Labs 1 & 2  Friday 9/15

Vitruvian Man lab 9/14-9/15

Nutrition labels lab:  9/21

Test Biochemistry 10/13

Lab Cells

Immune system quiz 11/17

HIV sex lab 11/17

Immune test 11/30 

Reflexes vs. Reaction time lab 12/22

L/R brain lab 1/9

Eye dissection lab 1/11

Menstrual cycle lab 2/2-2/9

Reproduction test 3/2

Digestion Lab due 3/22

Digestive system quiz Friday 3/23

Bradycardia lab 4/16

Blood lab 4/26

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