Welcome to AP Biology (also IB HL Juniors)
This is a college level course. It takes work, study time, attention to detail, and lots of hands-on reinforcement but you can receive college credit for this class. Depending on your score and the college you attend, you can receive up to 8 credits for this course.
You will complete 30 to 40 hours of lab work including gel electrophoresis and PCR like you see Abby do on NCIS. Many students have sent me emails after attending college classes and reported that they were well prepared for further science classes due to the skills learned in the labs. Other reinforcement activities include charades, acting out concepts, chalk drawings, dry erase board drawings, model building, and more.
All documents, copies of class notes, assignments, and additional resources will be provided on my Microsoft Teams page. There is a video tutorial posted on the MCPS homepage or you can search for videos on Youtube. Online meetings will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. If you have a cell phone, please get the Teams app.
Mastering Bio is the textbook website. Students will recieve log on information during the first week of school. This site has many resources for studying for the exam and most homework assignments will be through this platform.
AP classroom is another important online website that will be utilized. This site is maintained by college board for AP subjects. Assignments, practice, and registering for exams is done through this site. Students will be provided with join codes in class.