Biology Agenda

This is a tentative schedule. We can change it or move things around to best suit your needs. We will NOT do all 13 labs in the lab manual, but we will review as many as possible. We will also focus on three major themes: PLAN, TEACH, and ASSESS. (* = OPTIONAL)

 

DAY 1: Understanding the AP Biology Course

Welcome & Introductions –

Class Norms and Logistics

Drive Folder

Data Point Review Assignment – due on last day

Nature of Science Activity

LESSONS 1-4 in Workshop Handbook. LESSONS 8, 9, and 17 will be spread out over each day.

 

DAY LABS: Begin or Set up:

Natural Selection in Brine Shrimp lab (Day 1) *

INVESTIGATION 11: Transpiration lab (whole plant version) (Day 1)

INVESTIGATION 4: Diffusion and Osmosis

INVESTIGATION 7: Cell Division – Mitosis and Meiosis (Day 1)

INVESTIGATION 8: Biotechnology – Bacterial Transformation *

Discussion of Big Idea 1 Lab Alternatives

Power Words for AP Biology

 

DAY 2: Planning Your Course

Introducing Students to Evidence-based Claims (using the I2 strategy)

How to Use the AP Instructional Planning Report (APIPR)

LESSONS 5-7 in Workshop Handbook

AP Exam Structure

DAY 2 LABS:

INVESTIGATION 4 Extension: Water Potential set up (w/inquiry)

INVESTIGATION 5: Cell Respiration (alternative)

INVESTIGATION 6: Photosynthesis: Floating Leaf Disk Assay w/ I2 strategy

INVESTIGATION 7: Cell Division – Mitosis and Meiosis (Day 2)

INVESTIGATION 11: Transpiration lab (whole plant version) (Day 2)

Discussion of Big Idea 2 Lab Alternatives

 

LESSONS 11-16 in Workshop Handbook

 

DAY 3: Teaching the Course

The Scientific Explanation Tool

Reading & Writing Strategies to Prepare Your Students for the AP Exam

Teaching Students How to Answer Free Response Questions

 

Tips for Grading Free Response Questions

 

LESSON 18 in Workshop Handbook

Science Probes – Uncovering Student Misconceptions

Argumentation – Are Viruses Alive? (ADI)

 

DAY 3 LABS:

INVESTIGATION 4: Water Potential results (Groups will share results)

INVESTIGATION 5 and 6: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration (algae beads)

INVESTIGATION 11: Transpiration lab (whole plant version) (Day 3)

INVESTIGATION 7: Cell Division – Mitosis and Meiosis (Day 3)

INVESTIGATION 8: Biotechnology – Bacterial Transformation *

Discussion of Big Idea 3 Lab Alternatives

 

DAY 4: Assessing Student Progress and Understanding

AP Biology – Welcome to 2020-2021 School Year

AP Classroom

 

AP Course Audit and Curricular Requirements & AP Community

 

Data Point Reviews

 

DAY 4 LABS:

INVESTIGATION 11: Transpiration – Day 4 (final results)

INVESTIGATION 12: Animal Behavior *

INVESTIGATION 13: Enzyme Activity (alternative) *

Creating Chains & Webs to Model Ecological Relationships

Discussion of Big Idea 4 Lab Alternatives

 

Wrap Up Unfinished Business and Evaluations & Door Prizes

 

THANK YOU!!!

Cheryl Ann Hollinger

Contact information: cherylannhollinger@gmail.com

CB consultant number: 0204

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