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AP Correlations for Advanced Biology with Vernier

The College Board’s AP* Biology Curriculum Framework has shifted the course from a more traditional content-based model to one that focuses on four Big Ideas, the Enduring Understandings comprised of the major concepts under each Big Idea, and the Essential Knowledge necessary to support these concepts. Science Practices are emphasized throughout the course.

Table 1 Correlation of Advanced Biology with Vernier to the AP Biology Curriculum Framework
Investigation Number Investigation Name Big Idea Enduring Understanding Essential Knowledge
1A Diffusion through Membranes 2 2B 2B1,2B2
1B Osmosis 2 2B 2B1,2B2
2 Enzyme Action: Testing Catalase Activity (O2) 2, 4 2D, 4A, 4B 2D1, 4A1, 4B1
2 Enzyme Action: Testing Catalase Activity (Gas Pressure) 2, 4 2D, 4A, 4B 2D1, 4A1, 4B1
3 Mitosis & Meiosis 3 3A 3A2
4A Plant Pigment Chromatography 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
4B Photosynthesis 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
5 Cell Respiration (CO2 and O2) 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
5 Cell Respiration (CO2) 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
5 Cell Respiration (O2) 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
5 Cell Respiration (Pressure) 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
6A pGLO™ Bacterial Transformation 3 3A, 3B 3A1, 3B1, 3B2
6B Analysis of Precut Lamda DNA 3 3A, 3C 3A1, 3C2, 3C3
6B Forensic DNA Fingerprinting 3 3A, 3C 3A1, 3C2
7 Genetics of Drosophila 3 3A 3A3, 3A4
8 Population Genetics and Evolution 4,1 4A, 1C 4A5, 1C2
9 Transpiration 2, 4 2A, 2B, 2D, 4A 2A3, 2B1, 2B2, 2D1, 4A4, 4A6
10A Blood Pressure as a Vital Sign 2, 3 2C, 2D, 3D 2C1, 2C2, 2D2, 3D1, 3D2, 3D3
10B Heart Rate and Physical Fitness 2, 3 2C, 2D, 3D 2C1, 2C2, 2D2, 3D1, 3D2, 3D3
11 Animal Behavior 3 3E 3E1,3E2
12A Dissolved Oxygen in Water 4 4A, 4B 4A6, 4B4
12B Primary Productivity 4 4A 4A2, 4A6
13 The Visible Spectra of Plant Pigments 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
14 Determination of Chlorophyll in Olive Oil 2, 4 2A, 2B, 4A 2A1, 2A2, 2B3, 4A2, 4A6
15 Enzyme Analysis using Tyrosinase 2, 4 2D, 4A, 4B 2D1, 4A1, 4B1
16 Introduction to Neurotransmitters using AChE 3 3D 3D2, 3D3, 3D4
17 Macromolecules: Experiments with Protein 4 4A 4A1
Table 2 Correlation of the AP Biology Big Ideas to Advanced Biology with Vernier
AP Biology Big Ideas Advanced Biology with Vernier Investigations
1 The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. 8
2 Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis 1A, 1B, 2, 4A, 4B, 5, 9, 10A, 10B, 13, 14, 15
3 Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes 3, 6A, 6B, 10A, 10B, 11, 16
4 Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties. 2, 4A, 4B, 5, 8, 9, 12A, 12B, 13, 14, 15, 17

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