Published on August 22, 2014
AMDG 12. Cells communicate by generating, transmitting and receiving chemical signals. 13. Interactions within biological systems lead to complex properties. 14. Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems. 15. Naturally occurring diversity among and between components within biological systems affects interactions with the environment. Science Pracice: 1. The student can use representations and models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems. 2. The student can use mathematics appropriately. 3. The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course. 4. The student can plan and implement data collection strategies appropriate to a particular scientific question. 5. The student can perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence. 6. The student can work with scientific explanations and theories. 7. The student is able to connect and relate knowledge across various scales, concepts, and representations in and across domains. II. P OLICIES : Grading: Grade categories for the first semester 40% Tests/Quizzes: 20% Lab Work: lab exercise handouts or lab reports 20% Mastering Biology® and other assignments 20% semester exam(1 st semester only) Homework Policy: 1. Textbook reading, studying and Mastering Biology® will be a major part of this course's workload. Students should check Haiku daily. 2. Laboratory exercises will require some form of assessment. Students will be required to maintain a laboratory notebook. Students should expect to be tested on laboratory material in a quiz and/or as part of a unit test. 3. Other assignments will include reading and summarizing articles from Scientific American or other periodicals.