We’ve been working really hard getting all of our courses ready for the next academic year and are pleased to announce our latest release! Our AP® Biology Course is available now, and will be delivered promptly after ordering. The AP® Biology Course contains over 200 individual micro lessons and covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester Advanced Placement® Biology course.
The content provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. The AP® Biology Course was designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP® Biology framework while allowing significant flexibility for instructors. Each section of the course includes an introduction based on the AP® curriculum and includes rich features that engage students in scientific practice and AP® test preparation; it also highlights careers and research opportunities in biological sciences.
Most lessons within the course begin with a “Connection for AP® Courses.” Section. These valuable overviews provide meaningful support for students and instructors.
Each Connection highlights the key concepts of the section in the context of the AP® Biology Curriculum Framework and explains their importance in brief, engaging language. The explanations build upon the knowledge gained in previous lessons, reinforcing the most significant concepts and alerting students of the foundational basis of upcoming material. This helps students build a more comprehensive understanding and helps instructors reference prior explanations. Direct references to the relevant sections of the AP® Curriculum Framework are first explained and then outlined in table format emphasizing their importance and relating them to the overall design of the course. Students and teachers using these reference tables can easily see their progression through and coverage of the required curriculum.
The course is really easy to use. You simply upload the self-grading, supplemental microlearning packages to your LMS for students to learn anytime, anywhere. Because each lesson is included individually, you have complete control over how you want to use each one. It will also save you valuable time and preparation work!
The Micros within the course include a lesson, interactive glossary flip cards, quick knowledge check questions, links to connect the material to real-world concepts, videos, and a final knowledge check quiz. We’ve also included 38 Final Assessments separately, making the course completely comprehensive. It gives you unlimited options so that you can choose how you want to use it, whether you decide to include it as part of your teaching or let it stand on its own.
All of our Micros are licensed for your unlimited students, so you can use it and reuse it for FREE year after year, resulting in an ultimate cost savings!
Table of Contents
Unit 1: The Chemistry of Life. The opening unit introduces students to the sciences, including scientific methods and the fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics that provide a framework within which learners comprehend biological processes.
Unit 2: The Cell. Students will gain solid understanding of the structures, functions, and processes of the most basic unit of life: the cell.
Unit 3: Genetics. The comprehensive genetics unit takes learners from the earliest experiments that revealed the basis of inheritance through the intricacies of DNA’s structure, replication, and expression, to current applications in the studies of biotechnology and genomics.
Unit 4: Evolutionary Processes. The core concepts of evolution are discussed in this unit with examples illustrating evolutionary processes. Additionally, the evolutionary basis of biology reappears throughout the course in general discussion and is also reinforced through special call-out features highlighting specific topics in evolution.
Unit 5: Biological Diversity. The diversity of life is explored through detailed study of all phyla of organisms as well as discussion of their phylogenetic relationships. The unit begins with viruses and then moves through prokaryotes and eukaryotes, ending with a discussion of vertebrates and, finally, humans.
Unit 6: Plant Structure and Function. The plant anatomy and physiology unit thoroughly covers the fundamental structure and function of plant cells, tissues, and organs. It also covers important plant physiological functions such as tissue differentiation, material transport, and the roles of plant hormones.
Unit 7: Animal Structure and Function. An introduction to the form and function of the animal body is followed by detailed chapters on specific body systems and their physiological function. This unit touches on the biology of all organisms while maintaining an engaging focus on human anatomy and physiology that helps students connect to the topics.
Unit 8: Ecology. Ecological concepts are broadly covered in this unit, beginning with the small-scale relationships of population ecology and gradually building to the large-scale processes of ecosystem ecology. Localized, real-world issues of conservation and biodiversity are presented at numerous points along the way.
We’ve also included demos of several Micros in the AP® Biology Course on the course library page, so you can take them for a test drive and see exactly what they will look like on your Learning Management System. Here is just a small sample of what you will find in the AP® Biology Course:
From The Chemical Foundation of Life AP®: Atoms, Isotopes, Ions, and Molecules: The Building Blocks
From Cell Structure AP®: The Cytoskeleton
From Cell Communication AP®: Response to the Signal
From Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity AP®: Characteristics and Traits
From Gene Regulation AP®: Prokaryotic Gene Regulation
From Evolution and the Origin of Species AP®: Understanding Evolution
From Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea AP®: Structure of Prokaryotes
From Plant Form and Physiology AP®: Leaves
From The Nervous System AP®: Nervous System Disorders
From The Musculoskeletal System AP®: Joints and Skeletal Movement
From Animal Reproduction and Development AP®: Hormonal Control of Human Reproduction
From Ecosystems AP®: Energy Flow through Ecosystems
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