Welcome AP Biologists

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I believe that learning biology is the gateway to an understanding about ourselves, the world around us, and our role within that world. I have been fascinated by the natural world ever since I can remember and have investigated it through a variety of formal and informal methods. I try to the best of my ability to extend this approach into the way teach my science classes. Science is experiential—it involves our whole brain and all of our senses collecting information about the world and processing that information within the context of what we already know. It is a dynamic process that we use to discover more about the world around us. With this in mind, I plan classes in a way to promote the discovery of scientific phenomena through hands-, and minds-on activities like laboratories and demonstrations. In addition to my role as a science teacher, I also believe that I have a responsibility to my students to prepare them for the rigors of the next phase of their life. In the case of my AP Biology students, I assume that this is at least earning an undergraduate degree in some area of life science. A major part of this transition is to empower students to facilitate their own learning and move away from being dependent on a teacher for concept attainment. Activities like independent research projects, science as process sharing activities, outside reading assignments, encouraging active reading of the text, sharp note-taking skills, and AP test preparation exercises all help to foster these cognitive, and personal productivity skills in students. By combining my love of biology, a variety of instructional strategies, with student dedication and determination, I hope that we will make this the best science course that you have ever taken.























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Lab 1 Spreadsheet

Biology 8e AP Online Access

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AP BIO Student Survey



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Files for the first unit in the course:

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