AP Biology Lesson Plan

Subject:

AP Biology

Period(s):

5

Day

Framework or Strand

Student Learning Expectation or Objective

Teaching Strategy and Activities

Assignments

Materials or Resources

Monday

Essential knowledge 4.C

 

LO 4.22 The student is able to construct explanations based on evidence of how variation in molecular units provides cells with a wider range of functions.

DISCUSSION:  Variations within molecular classes provide cells and organisms with a wider range of functions.

SUGGESTED READING:

 

-AP Biology Textbook

-AP Biology Curriculum Framework

Tuesday

Essential knowledge

4.C

LO 4.26 The student is able to use theories and models to make scientific claims and/or predictions about the effects of variation within populations on survival and fitness.

DISCUSSION:  The level of variation in a population affects population dynamics.

SUGGESTED READING:

 

-AP Biology Textbook

-AP Biology Curriculum Framework

Wednesday

Big Idea 1 

 

 

ASSESSMENT:  

Big Idea 1 Exam

SUGGESTED READING:

-AP Biology Textbook

-AP Biology Curriculum Framework

-AP Investigative Lab Manual

Thursday

Essential knowledge

4.C:

LO 4.27 The student is able to make scientific claims and predictions about how species diversity within an ecosystem influences ecosystem stability

DISCUSSION: Natural and artificial ecosystems with fewer component parts and with little diversity among the parts are often less resilient to changes in the environment.

SUGGESTED READING:

Friday

Essential knowledge

4.C

LO 4.27 The student is able to make scientific claims and predictions about how species diversity within an ecosystem influences ecosystem stability

DISCUSSION:  Keystone species, producers, and essential abiotic and biotic factors contribute to maintaining the diversity of an ecosystem. 

SUGGESTED READING: