In This First Unit of AP Biology B we Look at How
Life Converts Macromolecules into Chemical Energy
and How Plants Convert Inorganic Carbon into Carbohydrates...
...The Key Process that Harnesses Energy from the Sun...
Imagine the Metabolic Rate of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
that produces 40 to 80 wing beats per second
In contrast, this Heliconius Butterfly produces about 20 wing beats per second
Either way, the food must be eaten and converted to chemical energy
In order to fuel these behaviors
Unit Calendar Part 1