• ap bio


    AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes—energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions.


    Four big ideas are covered in this course:


    Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life.


    Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.


    Big Idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes.


    Big Idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.