Ecology Unit Ap Biology Essays

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Welcome Students. The First section lists a ton of study sites for you to use as a reference throughout the year with practice AP exams and quizzes.  After the photos section is each unit's information, in order with support materials.

 

 

  Please feel free to email me @ dsasek@bhsd228.com  if you have any questions.

 

STUDY TOOLS FOR YOU! (ALL Individual Unit Information begin after photos)

 

1)  THE DIRTY DOZEN LABS 1-12 TUTORIALS: 

  -Lab Tutorials and Pre-lab Animations and Questions
      (Lab Bench AP Lab Tutorials)
 
 2)  AP BIOLOGY FLASH CARDS (all terms from each chapter!!)
        (chapters are off by one...our chapter 24 is their chapter 23)
     

    

 3)  BIOCOACH ACTIVITIES (helps review major concepts from each unit with quiz)

    

 

  4) PRACTICE TESTS AND QUIZZES FOR EACH UNIT!!! (check this out; worth doing!!

 

 

  5a)  MR. BOZEMAN BIOLOGY Lectures ALL TOPICS  (** GOOD STUFF)

 

   5b)  MR. BOZEMAN BIOLOGY LABS 1-12 VIDEO TUTORIAL

 

  6) REVIEW WORKSHEETS FROM EACH CHAPTER

      -http://www.biologyjunction.com/ap_worksheets.htm

 

  7)  CHAPTER STUDYGUIDES (EACH CHAPTER) Guided Reading

       -http://www.biologyjunction.com/ap_biology_guided_reading_campbe.htm

  

  8) DOWNLOADABLE LECTURE NOTES (Each Chapter):

      - http://www.biologyjunction.com/aplectures5th.htm

  9)  FULL AP PRACTICE EXAMS MULTIPLE CHOICE  (TIPS WITH PRACTICE QUESTION AND ANSWERS)

 

 

   10)  PRACTICE FREE RESPONSE QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS ALL TOPICS BY TOPIC

 

   11)  Review AP Exams from REVIEW BOOKS

       - http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_questions/1996.html? CampaignID=9248

 

  12) Cummulative list of ALL VOCAB TERMS/ALL CHAPTERS:   see how many you know!!

      - http://www.chsfalcons.org/homework/finzel/AP%20Bio%20Vocab.pdf

 

 

  1. Hamster Research Links
  • Hamster Genetics  (use this link for genetic info: we have Dwarf Campbell Russians...follow "Genetics" links to determine which traits are dominant).
  • Additional Hamster Genetics  (Hamster Genetics Direct Link)


AP Biology Dunes Succession Field Study, MILLER DUNES/PAUL H. DOUGLAS CENTER in Gary, Indiana. (September 23, 2011)



(AP Biology Macroinvertebrate Field Study, Bartel Grasslands and Frankfort Square
October, 2010)

 

 

 

(AP Biology Students at Indiana Dunes, Oct. 1, 2012 and Prairie, Yankee Woods

and Bartel Grasslands, November 20, 2012)

 

 

 ALL UNITS LISTED BELOW BY TOPIC



INTRODUCTION UNIT:  Themes/Experimental Design & Statistics


a) Chapter 1 Scientific Inquiry/Data Analysis

  • Emergence Video NOVA                                                                                                                                                                                

b)  StatisticsTutorials (Khan Academy) 

 

c) Statistics Labs with M&M's

d)  Practice Test Questions (Click on the

Unit I:  Biochemistry (Chapters 2-5)



Chapter 2:  Basic Chemistry Review 
 -Chapter 2 NOTES

 -Chapter 2 Powerpoint Notes
 -Chapter 2 Homework Study Guide
 -Chapter 2 Activity
- Emergent Properties Video
-Animations and Tutorials  (bonding, atomic number, ect)      

 -Bozeman Biology Tutorials                                                                                                                                                                  

 

  -Chapter 2 Practice Test   (click on chapter; select maximum question number 0f 40 )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Chapter 3:  Properties of Water
  • -Water Powerpoint
  • -Chapter 3 Notes Water Chemistry
  •  -Chapter 3 Homework Study Guide
  • -Water Properties Activity (Book)
  • -Bozeman Biology Tutorials                                                                                                                                                                                                           
- Chapter 3 Animations 
  • -pH Animation
  • -pH Tutorial
  • -Buffer Animation
  • - Lecture on Acid/Base/Buffers and pKa
  • -Cat drinking water
  • -Dog drinking water 

     

    • Chapter 3 Practice Test   (click on chapter; select maximum of 40 )                                                                                                                                                                                                       

     

Chapter 4:  Carbon Chemistry

 

Chapter 5 Macromolecules

 

Carbs Notes

Carbs Study guide

Lipid Notes

Lipid Studyguide

Protein Notes

Protein Study Guide

Nucleic Acids Notes

Nucleic Acid Study Guide

 

 

Extra Worksheets

Worksheet 4/5.1 Identify Macromolecules

Worksheet 4/5.2 Macromolecules

Chart Cheat Sheet for Macromolecules
Amino acids chart



ANIMATIONS Of Biological Molecules (Lipids, Proteins, Carbs, Nucleic Acids)
macromolecules animation
step by step biomolecules tutorial with quiz
types of chemical reactions animation
hydrolysis/dehydration synthesis animation 1
hydrolysis/dehydration synthesis animation 2
You tube animation of biomolecules (good one)
Protein Folding (know this one1)
Protein Folding and pH Animation
Protein Folding Again
Advanced Protein Folding
Amino Acids and pH animation

Review Self-Quizzes
Chapter 5 Practice quiz (Choose Chapter)
REVIEW CHAPTER 4 and 5     (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)
Functional groups Quiz Interactive
DNA vs. RNA quiz


Unit II:  Cell Energy  (Chapters 8-10)

 


Chapter 8 Thermodynamics/Enzymes

  1.  NOTES AND WORKSHEETS

 

  1. Gibbs Energy and Thermodynamics Online Tutorials
  1. ENZYMES Animations and Tutorials

 

  1. Enzyme Lab #2:  One of the "Big 13" 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 9 Respiration

 

Chapter 10 Photosynthesis  

         look at all of the photosynthesis quizzez and take them...use the animations for photosynthesis under "Web Links" as

         a wonderful tutorial.  These worksheets and quizzez will be used in class as study tools. 

              http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072437316/student_view0/chapter10/chapter_quiz.html

 



Unit III: Ecology Unit (CHAPTERS 51-55)


  • Chapter 51 Animal Behavior

 

  • Chapter 50 and 52:  Introduction to the Biosphere and Population Ecology

 

  • Chapter 52 Video Lecture:  Population Ecology   
      • Watch Population Ecology:  Unlimited Resources
      • Watch Population Ecology:  Limited Resources
      • Watch Population Ecology:  r versus K
      • Watch Pop. Ecol:  Intraspecific competition
      • Watch Pop. Ecol:  Interspecific competition
      • Watch Pop. Ecol:  Predation
      • Watch Pop. Ecol:  Niches and ALSO symbiosis!!

 

 

Chapter 53:  Community Ecology 

 

Semester 1 Ecology Review Question Answers (1-44)

Sem1 Ecology Sample Questions Review Answers

 

Unit IV:   Cell Biology Ch. 6,7,11,12


 

  • Cell Video Lectures Cell Techniques   (if you can't find video directly through link, search under my mindbites)

 

  • Cell Video Lectures, Cell Structure and Organelles
 

Chapter 7 Cell Membranes/Transport

Unit 1 Ecology AP Biology Unit 1 Study Guide-Ecology Chapter 40 Populations and Distribution 1. Briefly distinguish between organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems. 2. What is the difference between biotic and abiotic factors?(Include two examples of each) 3. Describe how abiotic factors influence the biosphere. 4. Explain the relationship between geography and climate and climate and biome distribution. 5. In your own words, define “biosphere”. 6. Describe why the phrase “control of nature” is incorrect and foolish from an ecological viewpoint. What might be a better phrase and why ? 7. Give one sentence descriptions of the major biomes: a. tropical forest b. savanna c. desert d. chaparral e. temperate grassland f. temperate forest g. coniferous forest h. tundra 8. How do excess amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus affect freshwater communities? 9. How is agriculture placing a strain on the environment? 10. Using a diagram , identify the various zones found in the marine environment. Include three organisms in each zone. 11. Discuss why there are different zones in the marine environment. (Include sunlight, nutrients, temperature and salinity in your discussion) 12. Research and find two organisms that have been introduced into an environment with disastrous results. 13. Distinguish between population density and dispersion. 14. Describe the three main patterns of dispersion. 15. Explain how ecologists measure density of a species 16. Explain the difference between the exponential growth and logistic growth models of population growth.

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