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AP BIOLOGY

SEMESTER EXAMINATON REVIEW

FALL SEMESTER

 

 

 

TEST ELEMENTS

 

Below is a listing of the types of questions to be expected on the fall semester examination.  Also listed is the value given to each question.

 

QUESTION CATEGORY                                                                   POINT VALUE

65 multiple choice                                                                                   1/2 point each

26 matching                                                                                             1/2 point each

9 completion                                                                                           1/2 point each

5 essay                                                                                                     10 points each

 

 

EXAM CONDITIONS

 

1.        Exam content shall include a comprehensive evaluation of the student.

2.        The exam shall take the full 1 hour and 10 minutes.

3.        Students will not be allowed to bring into the exam any study material for any exam, other than the exam they are currently taking. This means there will be no backpacks allowed in the classroom.

4.        The student will need a pencil, eraser, and calculator to complete the exam. No other materials are necessary, nor allowed.

5.        Any student completing the exam before the end of the exam period shall review their exam answers for correctness and accuracy. No exam may be turned in before the end of the exam period.

 

 

TESTED MATERIAL

 

The material listed below will be covered by the fall semester examination in this class.  Be sure to review this material diligently.

 

 

LECTURE TOPICS

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LIFE

    The Biological Sciences

    Sources and Methods of Scientific Inquiry

    Statistical Calculations for the Biological Sciences

    Some Major Generalizations of the Biological Sciences

    Molecular Basis for Life

 

CELLULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

    Cellular Organization

    The Cell as the Unit of Structure and Function

    The Extracellular Environment

    Plant Tissues

    Animal Tissues

    Cellular Metabolism

    Photosynthesis

    Cellular Reproduction - Mitosis


GENETICS AND HEREDITY

    Meiosis

    Introduction to Embryology

    Molecular Genetics

    Classical Genetics

    Population Genetics

 

EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS

    Evidence and Mechanism

    Taxonomic Classification

    Biodiversity

 

 

LABORATORY WORK

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LIFE

    Techniques of Scientific Investigation

    Tests for the Presence of Organic Nutrients

    Construction of Polypeptide Chains and Functional Proteins

 

CELLULAR ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

    Care and Use of the Microscope

    The Study of the Cell

    Single Celled Organisms

    Osmosis and Diffusion

    Enzyme Catalysis

    Cellular Respiration

        Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis

    A Study of Mitosis

 

GENETICS AND HEREDITY

DNA & Its Structure

Studying Protein Structure Through Gel Electrophoresis

Mapping Genes in Sordaria

Probability

Determining the Size of a DNA Fragment Through Gel Electrophoresis

The Genetics of Organisms

Genetic Equilibrium & Natural Selection

 

EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS

Introduction to Biodiversity

A Study of Classification