AP Biology 2016 Index Page

Domain 1: Evolution Weeks 1-5/4Sept2016

Labs for Evolution

LAB#1 Animal Behavior (see link for details and results (data and pictures)). Scheduled for Kris’ house 25Sept2016

LAB#2 Hardy Weinberg and Artificial Selection using Campbell’s Lab (using beads to randomly select alleles) and AVIDA program (see link for details)

LAB#3 Cladograms and Phylogenetic Analysis using BLAST. See Part 1, Part 2, Part3,

START HERE!

Introductory videos on evolution – very short, only 12 of them, but a nice place to start:
12 Short Videos on Evolution from It’s Okay to Be Smart
 
And of course Phet is always a winner:
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/natural-selection
If you look on the PhET page, you will see a list of labs and demos uploaded by teachers; you do need to sign up for an account (free) to download them. I’ve saved one and put it on here (good walkthrough so you can learn the program): phet__evolution-natural-selection-simulation_1
 
And another great starting place: a 2 hour NOVA episode on evolution called Evolution – What Darwin Never Knew – NOVA PBS Documentary

Readings and Lectures:

Campbell Chapters and Essential Knowledge:
All the reading: Chapters 22.1-22.3, 23.1-23.4, 24.1-24.3, 25.1-25.4, 26.1-26.5 (basically Chapters 22-26, with 26.6 being extra material)

Click here for a breakdown of the Essential Knowledge for each chapter (contains information for ALL domains).

Prezis – Knuffke: slides with discussion questions

1. Introduction to Evolutionary Biology
2. Evolutionary Forces
3. Evidence of Evolution
4. Measuring Evolution
5. Classification
6. Speciation
7. Origin of Life
8. Bonus Evolution Content 1: The Eukarya
9. Bonus Evolution Content 2: The Chordates

Bozeman videos on Evolution – short, but very well done

001 – Natural Selection
002 – Examples of Natural Selection
003 – Genetic Drift
004 – Evidence for Evolution
005 – Essential Characteristics of Life
006 – Phylogenetics

007 – Speciation and Extinction
008 – Speciation
009 – Evolution Continues
010 – Abiogenesis
011 – The Origin of Life – Scientific Evidence

Extra Resources and Links

HHMI BioInteractive Click & Learns
Natural and Artificial Selection
Sorting Finch Species
Using the Scientific Process to Study Human Evolution
Recent Human Adaptations
Skeletons Reveal Human and Chimpanzee Evolution
Sorting Sea Shells
Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences
Explore Your Inner Animals
Deep History of Life on Earth
Geological History of Oxygen
Great Transitions Interactive
Using DNA to Trace Human Migration

John Kyrk Animation
Evolution

Learn.Genetics Resources 
Variation + Selection & Time

Here is a Harvard Medical School video on bacterial evolution which is both interesting and applicable.

https://vimeo.com/180908160

Related articles:

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/bugs-screen
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/09/stunning-videos-of-evolution-in-action/499136/

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Domain 2: Matter Weeks 5 through 14
2October – end of November
Please note that the readings and assignments will cover both Matter and Energy

Labs for Matter

LAB#4: Diffusion/Osmosis (Campbell 4)
 
Lab#5 Enzymes/Yeast Catalase. See Lab Instructions, Data Analysis Part#1, Data Analysis Part 2, and Background and Beginning Activities on Enzymes.

Readings and Lectures:

Campbell Chapters and Essential Knowledge:
All the reading: Chapters 3.1 – 3.3, 4.1-4.2, all of chapter 5, 6. and 7, and 19.5

Click here for a breakdown of the Essential Knowledge for each chapter (contains information for ALL domains).

Prezis – Knuffke: slides with discussion questions

 

Knuffke Prezis continued:

Big Idea 2:  Free Energy

012 – Life Requires Free Energy
013 – Photosynthesis & Respiration
014 – Environmental Matter Exchange
015 – Cell Membranes
016 – Transport Across Cell Membranes
017 – Compartmentalization
018 – Positive & Negative Feedback Loops
019 – Response to External Environments

020 – Biotic and Abiotic Factors
021 – Homeostatic Evolution
022 – Homeostatic Disruptions
023 – Plant & Animal Defenses
024 – Development: Timing & Coordination
025 – Mechanisms of Timing & Control
026 – Behavior & Natural Selection

Extra Resources and Links

HHMI Biointeractive Click & Learns:

HHMI Biointeractive Virtual Labs:

John Kyrk Animations:

 

Learn.Genetics Resources:

PhET Simulations:

pH Scale: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/ph-scale/latest/ph-scale_en.html

Molecule Polarity: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-polarity

Membrane Channels: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-polarity

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Domain 2B: Energy Weeks 13 through 22 (start 27Nov)

Labs for Energy

LAB#5: Enzymes: Catalase/Paperose (Campbell 2, Vernier 5)
LAB#6: Rate of Photosynthesis (Campbell 6, Vernier 4)
LAB#7: Rate of Respiration/Fermentation (Campbell 5, Vernier 5)

Readings:

Chapter 5
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 19.5
Chapter 40 (Basic Principles of Animal Form and Function)
51.3 ((Environment, via genetics, influences behavior)
52.3 (Exponential model describes perfect pop. growth)
52.4 (Logistic growth model)
53.2 (Dominant and keystone species)
54.1(Ecosystem ecology – energy flow and cycling)
54.3(Energy transfer between trophic levels).

 

 

 

Mr. Knuffke’s Prezis

Be sure to look at the Pre-discussion questions, and his Discussion Notes for Domain 3 (Mr. Knuffke writes about 10-12 pages of discussion notes for each domain, they are a good outline of what you need to know, plus worked problems and more).

1. Cellular Energetic Theory
2. Metabolic Strategies
3. Enzymes
4. Photoautotrophic Nutrition
5. Chemoheterotrophic Nutrition

Supplementary Resources:

HHMI BioInteractive Click & Learns:

John Kyrk Animations:

PhET Simulations:

Eating and Exercise:

Eating & Exercise

Activities

Free Energy POGIL (see Kris for book)
Enzymes and Cellular Regulation POGIL
Photosynthesis POGIL
Glycolysis & Krebs Cycle POGIL

Oxidative Phosphorylation POGIL

Darkow’s simulation: This photosynthesis model allows you to track the amount of glucose produced, NADPH consumed, and ATP consumed during the Calvin Cycle.
https://exchange.iseesystems.com/public/jon-darkow/photosynthesis-model/index.html#page2
(if link doesn’t work, go to homepage https://sites.google.com/site/biologydarkow/photosynthesis-model)    

Click here to go to post for a longer activity using this simulation: Learning about Photosynthesis

Walk-throughs of learning activities

 

Domain 3: Information Weeks 23 through 30/5Feb2017

Labs for Information

LAB#8: Protein Synthesis Modeling
-Restriction Enzyme Digest Simulation
– Bacterial Transformation

LAB#9: Cell Division/Mitosis/Meiosis (Campbell 3/7)

LAB#10: Genetics of Drosophila!

Supplementary Resources

Use these to help understand concepts from your textbook and prep book. I’ve also selected a few particularly good ones to do a walk-through (see below) for you.

HHMI Biointeractive Click & Learns:

HHMI Biointeractive Virtual Labs:

John Kyrk Animations:

Learn.Genetics Resources:

PhET Simulations:

Gene Expression- The Basics:

Gene Expression - The Basics

 

Gene Machine- The Lac Operon:

Gene Machine: The Lac Operon

Summary of all the readings: 

5.5, 12.1-12.3 (Cell Cycle)
13.1-13.4 (Meiosis)
14.1 – 14.4 (Mendel and Gene Idea)
Chapter 15 (Chromosomal Basis of Inheritance)
Chapter 16 (Molecular Basis of Inheritance)
17.1-17.4, plus 17.7 (From Gene to Protein)
18.1, 18.3, 18.4 (Genetics of Viruses and Bacteria)
19.2, 20.1-20.3 (DNA Technology)
23.4 (Natural Selection)

 

 

 

Learning Activities 

Transcription POGIL
Translation POGIL
Mutations POGIL

Control of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes POGIL
Cell Cycle Regulation POGIL
Statistics of Inheritance POGIL

Cloning pGLO Simulation From Kim Foglia

The Belgian Blue Mound of Beef

“Molecular Genetics of Color Mutations in Rock Pocket Mice”

Mendelian Problem Set 1: Basic

Using Genetic Crosses to Analyze A Stickleback Trait

Activity from HHMI Biointeractive.: Mendelian Problem Set 2: Extended

“Modeling the Regulatory Switches of the PITX1 Gene in Stickleback Fish”

Activity from HHMI Biointeractive.: Lenski  E. coli Citrate evolution article reading.Adapted from an article by Carl Zimmer.

 

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Domain 4: Regulation Weeks 29 through 32/17March –

Labs for Regulation

Lab#11: Transpiration (Bahe’s lab)

Anatomy? Dissection? (Campbell 21-24)

 

Readings:

 

Activities and Questions:

 

Domain 4 continued: Communication Weeks 32 through 34/17April2017 –

Labs for Communication

(still working on this – TBD)
Inquiry into Human Reaction Rate

Fruit Fly Behavior(Campbell 27)

Readings:

 

Activities and Questions:

 

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Domain 5: Interactions Weeks 34-35/23April2017 –

Labs for Interactions


Lab #12:  Modeling Population Growth (Campbell’s 26)

Lab#13: Energy Dynamics (Campbell’s 26)

Readings:

 

Activities and Questions:

 

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