AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Intro- Course Introduction

Instructions:

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Textbook Reading:

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Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:  

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Supplementary Resources:

Videos By Paul Anderson:


Questions to answer:

  1. What is unique to science as a way of understanding the Universe?
  2. Compare reductionism with systems-thinking.
  3. Explain the concept of emergence.
  4. Explain the concept of feedback.
  5. Explain the necessity and limitations of using models to understand things.
  6. Why/how does life demonstrate the following properties:
  1. evolution
  2. high degree of order
  3. energy processing
  4. reproduction & development
  5. cellular organization
  6. information storage & expression

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)