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

 

Definitions

                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

            Carbohydrates

            Lipds

Nucleic acids

            Protiens

 

Know the Parts of the cell

            Organelles and their functions

            fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane

            cell theory

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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        

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