AP® Biology with Labs

AP® Biology with Labs

798.00

Instructor: Ms. Seray

Please review course details below.

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COURSE SCHEDULE:

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Classes start August 26, 2019 and end May 1, 2020.

No classes:

  • Thanksgiving Break: November 25 - December 1, 2019

  • Winter Break: December 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

  • Spring Break: March 9 - 15, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

AP® Biology is equivalent to a first year college biology course. Students are given the opportunity to experience science as a process, rather than a collection of unrelated facts. This means understanding how scientists use their knowledge, observations and readings to ask questions that can lead to new experiments and findings. An investigative approach will be used throughout AP® Biology to encourage students to ask questions and help connect new concepts with previously learned material. Students will complete 8 hands-on guided inquiry-based labs to familiarize themselves with the seven science practices.

This course requires a study commitment, outside of instruction time, of approximately 7 hours per week.

Lab Component

A lab kit and lab manual will need to be purchased separately to satisfy the lab requirements of this course.

The lab kit can be purchased directly from our vendor by clicking here.

The lab manual can be purchased directly from our vendor by clicking here.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Gain an understanding of major biology concepts corresponding to the four Big Ideas laid out by the AP® College Board

  • Connect biological and scientific knowledge to major social issues

  • Apply the seven science practices to each of the eight guided student-directed laboratory

  • Complete and submit lab reports

  • Complete weekly pre-recorded lectures

  • Participate in interactive online student forums

  • Deliver assessments, assignments, and/or practice AP® exams in a timely manner


PREREQUISITES AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Students must be 15 years of age or above

  • Students must have completed high school courses in Biology, Chemistry and Algebra II


REQUIRED TEXTS/RESOURCES:

  1. Reece, Jane et al., Campbell Biology, 9th Edition. Benjamin Cummings, 2011

  2. Binder with loose leaf paper, pen/pencil, and eraser


 
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Seray pursued her interest in science by becoming a pharmacist and practicing in various clinical settings. During her studies, her strong academic standing and innovative community health projects, conferred her the coveted “Pharmacy Student of the Year” award. After graduating, she continued to serve her community and became finalist for “Pharmacist of the Year.” For the past few years, Ms. Seray has taught science to students in the homeschooling community worldwide. Read more.