Biology/AP (228B)
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Chemistry/Honors AND Genetics & Evolution/Honors or permission of department head


This course continues from Genetics and Evolution/Honors.  Students will study biology based on an understanding of chemistry, from molecules to biomes, with an emphasis on inquiry and the process of science. A substantial independent summer assignment is required and will count towards the first semester grade. The textbook is at an introductory college biology reading and content level. Emphasis will be on detailed understanding of processes and interpretation of data sets. Mathematical analysis, including experimental statistics will be undertaken throughout. Students will perform independent research projects that include developing original questions and methods, performing research tasks independently, analyzing data using appropriate statistics, writing formal research reports, and presenting research results. This class plus Genetics and Evolution/Honors will prepare students for the AP Biology test.

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