What is Ap biology: Definition and 15 Discussions

Advanced Placement Biology (also known as AP Biology or AP Bio) is an Advanced Placement biology course and exam offered by the College Board in the United States. For the 2012–2013 school year, the College Board unveiled a new curriculum with a greater focus on "scientific practices".This course is designed for students who wish to pursue an interest in the life sciences. The College Board recommends successful completion of high school biology and high school chemistry before commencing AP Biology, although the actual prerequisites vary from school to school and from state to state.

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    Courses AP Bio then AP Physics 1 or other way around?

    Hey! I’m a sophomore that is scheduling for next year. Hopefully, I will be taking AP Calc BC next year (junior year). As for my science course, I want to take AP Bio and AP Physics 1 before graduating, but we can only take one per year. So would you recommend Physics during my senior year when...
  2. J

    Programs AP Stat or AP Bio for a physics major?

    So I'm an upcoming freshman at my local high school (class of 2021) and I know without a shadow of a doubt I will pursue a physics major in college and eventually a career in the field. At this point I've managed to set up a pretty solid four year schedule (which I will post below), but I still...
  3. Astro826

    I really with my course selection for next year

    Hi guys, I really need help with deciding my courses for next year. Currently, I'm a sophomore in high school rising to a junior next year, and today, we began doing course selections for next year. Now, before I continue, I didn't just start thinking about my courses for next year today. I've...
  4. ish512

    Will not doing AP Biology hurt me in the long run?

    Hey all, I am currently a freshman in high school, and am thinking about my courses for next year. Currently I am signed up for: English 3 Honors Chemistry Honors Precalculus Honors AP Statistics AP World History Programming 1 Honors (prerequisite for AP Comp Sci) Spanish 3 Honors Orchestra...
  5. Ravenalia

    How Can I Get Help with Physics on the Physics Forums?

    Hiya, my name's Raven, and I have a lot of problems with physics. I often have trouble with (you guessed it) MASTERING PHYSICS! I used this site a number of times for homework help prior to joining (primarily because most other sites for physics help are blocked on my school computer), so I...
  6. Adriane

    How to Distinguish Between Similar Traits in a Phylogenetic Tree?

    Homework Statement Draw a phylogenetic tree to illustrate the ancestry of the seven organisms chosen: dog, human, kangaroo, snapping turtle, penguin, rhesus monkey, bullfrog At each branching point, identify the derived characteristic that creates the branch. Homework EquationsThe Attempt at...
  7. Adriane

    Allele frequencies of the next generation

    Homework Statement Starting with 75 light-colored beans and 25 dark-colored beans, the 100 beans represent my gene pool. Light beans = F and dark beans = f. p = (total F alleles) / (total number of beans used) And now I'm stuck where it's asking me to "practice determining the initial allele...
  8. G

    1986 AP Biology Multiple Choice Key

    Homework Statement I'm looking for the key so that way I can check my work. I'm sure a teacher on here whom taches AP Biology has this document handy. I was woundering if someone who has it can give it to me. I'm not asking for the exam. I have the exam. Believe me I'm not that stupid...
  9. R

    What Are Key Factors in Plant Water Movement and Vascular Cambium Locations?

    I have 3 biology questions that I don't know the answer to...I have guesses on some of them, but I want to make sure of it before I hand in the questions to my teacher. I think 1 is B. For 2, I know that vascular cambia are found in gymnosperms and dicots. I'm not sure at all about 3...
  10. B

    Genetically Modify E. Coli w/ Jellyfish Genes - Coolest Lab Yet!

    We genetically modified E. Coli with jellyfish genes for flourescence. It was probably the coolest lab we've done yet. No freakin' titrations or counting and sexing any damn fruit flies.
  11. B

    Taking AP Biology as a high school sophomore

    While many in GD know me fairly well, I thought I'd make an introduction here, as next year I'll be taking AP Biology as a high school sophomore and know I'll be here A LOT.
  12. M

    Inspiring AP Biology Project for Abused Children

    For a school project, I am going to visit a local summer program for abused children and am going to bring supplies for and guide them through several simple (elementary to middle school level) experiments and presentations. The one problem is, it is supposed to inspire these kids. I made a list...
  13. M

    AP Biology Project: Science Experiments for Kids' Summer Program

    My biology teacher has assigned us a post-AP project that must involve service to the community and science in some way. My group has decided to do a "science camp" over the summer with disadvantaged elementary and middle school children. We will attend summer programs for these kids and give...
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    Biology AP Biology Genetics Punnet Square

    Homework Statement A shmoo is a hypothetical genetic organism. Suppose you learned that shmoos may have long, oval or round bodies and that matings of shmoos result in the following: long x oval produced 52 long and 48 oval long x round produced 99 oval oval x oval produced 24 long, 53...
  15. J

    AP Biology or AP Chemistry this fall: Which class should I choose?

    Completed Honor Biology in June and doing Chemistry in summer school. Can do only one science class in the fall. AP Biology or AP Chemistry this fall, which one? Thanks for your help.