A.P. Biology

Part I: By August 1st, create a Google Spreadsheet titled 30 Days of Data​. Share it with your teacher at mduckworth@nkcps.k12.va.us.

  • You will need to collect some type of quantitative data on a daily basis.
  • What you collect is up to you. Some ideas include but aren't limited to:
    • minutes of exercise, weight (kg), minutes of work, minutes of sleep, minutes of watching tv, reading for pleasure, fortnite victories, text messages sent or ignored, emails sent, etc...

Part II: Watch and take notes on the 12 short crash course ecology videos. There will be a short open note quiz on the videos during the first week of school.

You can click the play button on the above YouTube video to start at Video #1 and use the Forward/Backward button to switch between the 12 videos. You can also click the three lines in the upper left hand corner to access the entire playlist and select a video.

Part III: Ecology Scavenger Hunt (Quiz Grade)

Create a Google Slideshow or Prezi to illustrate what you have found.The first slide should be an introduction of yourself. Who are you? What do you do for fun? What motivates you? Why are you taking on this challenge? etc... The remaining slides should have the images and descriptions.

Find and take a “selfie” with each item from the list. Write a brief description to go with the selfie. You need to be in the shot! No taking images off the internet! Each object can only count for one item on the list, but you have choices. Items are worth 4 points each and you need to get a total of 100 points, so you need to take a selfie and write an appropriate description for at least 25​ items on the list attached. ​REMEMBER each picture (selfie) can count for only one item on the list!

Example of description to go with selfie:

The bee in the photo below is serving as a (41) pollinator​. The bee will move from flower to flower feeding on the nectar the plant has to offer. As the bee feeds on the nectar it will rub up against the pollen produced by the flower’s stamen. Some of the pollen will adhere to the bee’s body. When the bee moves to a new flower, some of the pollen attached to its body will stick to the sticky stigma of the female’s pistil on the new flower. This is known as cross pollination, where the pollen of one flower is used to fertilize the egg of a different flower.

AP Biology Summer Assignments - Scavenger Hunt.pdf

You must upload or share your work with your teacher through Schoology or Google prior to 9/9/18.

Mr. Duckworth - mduckworth@nkcps.k12.va.us

Below is a printable version of the summer reading requirements outlined above:

AP Biology Summer Assignment.pdf