AP Biology Summer Prework

Below you will find a list of topics that you would want to be familiar with before coming into day 1 of AP Biology
Advanced Placement Biology   Pre-Work

On day one I expect for you to know the following


The scientific method



                atom      molecule       isotope       ions       covalent bond      ionic bond             polarity

                acids      bases        solution             homeostasis        theory      solute      solvent              hypertonic           hypotonic                osmosis                                catalyst                 enzyme                 ETS                        diploid  haploid          allele               genotype                phenotype           heterozygous      homozygous       dominant             recessive               codon    angiosperm         prokarytotic                eukaryotic            bryophyte            gymnosperm      monocot               dicot      gametophyte       sporophyte          coelom                  dormancy         

Know the following functional groups

            hydroxly        amine             carboxyl         phosphate     aldehyde


Know the following Processes

            dehydration synthesis                     hydrolysis


Describe the following Organic Macromolecules – examples, building blocks, functions



Nucleic acids



Know the Parts of the cell

            Organelles and their functions

            fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane

            cell theory



I expect that you will have done a cursory review of the following topics:

            Outline photosynthesis and respiration


            Structure of DNA                             DNA replication - semi-conservative


            Transcription and translation


            Mitosis and Meiosis


            Mendel’s laws and simple genetics problems                           


            Darwin's observation on natural selection and evolution


            Bacteria          viruses           protists           fungus


            Plant evolution and diversity                   


            Animal Diversity:    Sponges ® Mammals