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Preparing for the AP Biology Examination

Preparing for the AP Biology Examination

ISBN 13: 9781435461246

ISBN 10: 143546124X

Author: Robert Doltar; Kevin McLean; Beth Peterson; Katherine Silber

Pages: 339

Published: 04/11/2012

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Description
This book will quickly, efficiently--and above all, effectively--help you prepare to succeed on the AP Biology exam. Right from the start, the text helps you identify the course topics you most need practice on, allowing you to focus your study efforts on areas in need of improvement while also reviewing your general biology knowledge. PREPARING FOR THE AP BIOLOGY EXAMINATION puts you on the FAST TRACK TO A 5!
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Benefits
  • Written by experts in the AP Biology field, this easy to use guide includes a diagnostic test, practice questions, and full-length practice tests.
  • Designed to help AP Biology students identify gaps in their knowledge and quickly fill them, the text includes numerous practice questions and tests to ensure mastery of each topic.
  • The text offers a general review of all the topics covered on the AP Biology exam.
Author Bio
Robert Doltar
Robert Doltar retired from teaching in 2009 after teaching Biology and AP Biology for thirty-two years--twenty-four of them at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, where he served as Science Department Chairman. Robert has also developed an array of six software programs known as the BioLab Series, which are marketed by Carolina Biological. These include the popular BioLab Frog, a dissection simulation, and BioLab Fly, a genetics investigation.
Kevin McLean
Kevin McLean is currently teaching at Lakes Community High School in Lake Villa, Illinois. He has been teaching Biology for eleven years and AP Biology for three years. He participated in a summer AP Biology Workshop at Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, in 2008, and attended the Advanced Placement Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas in 2009.
Beth Peterson
Beth Peterson is currently teaching at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois. She has been teaching for twelve years, teaching for four and a half years in Wisconsin prior to teaching at Highland Park. Her eight years of experience teaching AP Biology is supported by experience teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Chemistry, Honors Biology, and ESL Biology. Along with as Master of Education in Curriculum Leadership and Instruction, Beth also received a Masters of Science in Science Education in the Spring of 2010.
Katherine Silber
Katherine Silber is a member of the Highland Park High School Science Department in Highland Park, Illinois. She has been teaching for seven years and comes to AP Biology with a Master's degree in Biology and Education. She was an AP exam reader in 2007. Katherine has published two research articles based on her thesis work, "Intra-specific host sharing in the manipulative parasite Acanthocephalus dirus: does conflict occur over host modification?" Parasitology 2004 (129, 1-6) and "Development-related effects of an acanthocephalan parasite on pairing success of its intermediate host" Animal Behavior 2006 (71, 439-448).
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Table of Contents
Part I: STRATEGIES FOR THE AP EXAMINATION.
Preparing for the AP Exam. Taking the AP Biology Exam. A Diagnostic Test.
Part II: A REVIEW OF AP BIOLOGY.
1. Chemistry of Life
2. Cells and Their Membranes.
3. Cell Energies.
4. Photosynthesis.
5. Cell Division.
6. Heredity.
7. Molecular Genetics.
8. Evolutionary Biology.
9. Diversity of Organisms.
10. Structure and Function of Plants.
11. Animal Physiology.
12. Ecology.
Part III: LABORATORY REVIEW.
Laboratory 1: Diffusion and Osmosis.
Laboratory 2: Enzyme Catalysis.
Laboratory 3: Mitosis and Meiosis.
Laboratory 4: Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis.
Laboratory 5: Cell Respiration.
Laboratory 6: Molecular Biology.
Laboratory 7: Genetics of Organisms.
Laboratory 8: Population Genetics and Evolution.
Laboratory 9: Transpiration.
Laboratory 10: Physiology of the Circulatory System.
Laboratory 11: Animal Behavior.
Laboratory 12: Dissolved Oxygen and Aquatic Primary Productivity.
Part IV: PRACTICE TESTS.
Practice Test 1. Practice Test 2.
Sample Chapters