Note from Mr. W, 03/12/21. I’m in the process of rewriting my high school biology curriculum. I’m keeping this page for archival purposes. If you’re interested in this new curriculum, please use this link to take a look.

Click here you were looking for my AP Biology curriculum.

  1. Scientific Method (What science is, and isn’t; Scientific Method and Controlled Experiments; Theory v. Hypothesis)

  2. Biology—Core Concepts (Properties of living things, Structure and Function, Levels of Biological Organization)

  3. Basic Chemistry for Biology Students (a basic overview of atomic structure, The Octet Rule, ionic bonds, covalent bonds)

  4. The Chemistry and Properties of Water (How water’s polar nature and hydrogen bonding affect water’s properties; a virtual lab comparing water and rubbing alcohol (more tutorials coming soon)

  5. Basic Biochemistry (Monomers v. polymers, the basics of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, all at a high school level)

  6. Enzymes: An introduction to key principles and terms related to enzymes. Includes flashcards and quizzes.

  7. Cell Size, Surface area and VolumeA video explaining one of the core processes in biology, followed by an interactive tutorial.

  8. Cells and Organelles: interactive lyrics, tutorials, quizzes, and flashcards about animal and plant cells.

  9. Cell Membranes: tutorials, flashcards and quizzes about the phospholipid bilayer, membrane structure, and membrane transport.

  10. Osmosistutorials, interactive diagrams, and quizzes. 

  11. Energy Overview (A High School Level look at ATP, Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis)

  12. Cellular Respiration: Interactive Lyrics, Diagrams, and Flashcards about Glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle, and the Electron Transport Chain.

  13. Photosynthesis. The Light Reactions (now redesigned for AP Biology. See “Energy Overview” above for an overview of photosynthesis)

  14. Molecular Genetics Main Menu (a high school to college level introduction to DNA, Replication, Transcription, the Genetic Code, and Protein Synthesis)

  15. (I’m a) Virus. Interactive Lyrics.

  16. Mitosis: A series of four quizzes covering mitosis and cytokinesis

  17. Genetics (College/AP Bio only).

  18. Population Genetics Tutorials and Quizzes (Now in my AP Biology course)

  19. Ecology (The Carbon Cycle, Food Chains and Food Webs, Trophic Levels and Ecological Pyramids)

  20. Human Anatomy Main Menu: includes Heart Anatomy , Digestive System, Immune Systemand Respiratory System

Semester Reviews

  1. Berkeley High School Semester 1 final review materials: covers biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell membranes and transport, enzymes, DNA and molecular genetics
    1. Semester 1 Review Flashcards
    2. Semester 1 (Mostly) Visual Review Quizzes

Climate Change

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