AP Exam Welcome to AP Biology!


    The AP Biology course is designed to be the equivalent of a college-level introductory biology course.  The intent of the course is to expose you to higher-level biological principles, concepts, and skills and allow you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-life applications.  As we work together, you will cultivate your understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as you explore the four Big Ideas.


    The four Big Ideas are:


    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.


    Contact Information:

    You can always contact me via email at amadalon@somervilleschools.org with any questions or concerns.  Remember to use your school account when emailing me. 


    Get pumped Biologists... it’s going to be an awesome year!