Jun 15th 2016

On Ramp to AP Biology (edX)

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This course will help students who have taken an introductory level biology course get ready for more advanced courses, including AP Biology. Interested in taking AP Biology, or an advanced biology course, but unsure if you are ready? This is the course for you!

This short course will briefly review basic concepts covered in AP Biology, and will include advanced challenge questions. Starting with a review of genetics and related content, the course will prepare you to tackle Investigation 2 and 3 of the AP Biology curriculum. You will learn how to create a mathematical model of populations and be able to compare DNA and Protein sequences using BLAST. The students who complete this mini-course will be better prepared to tackle more advanced course material in the future.

What you'll learn:

- How to create a mathematical model in Excel or Google Sheets

- Population modeling basics

- How to use NCBI’s BLAST

- How to make a cladogram

- Basic concepts covered in AP Biology courses