AP Biology Topics

Introduction to Biology and the Chemistry of Life

  1. Life and the Scientific Method (chapter 1)

  2. Chemistry, Carbohydrates, and Lipids (chapter 2)

  3. Nucleic Acids and Proteins (chapter 3)

Cells

  1. Cells (chapter 4)

  2. Cell Membranes and Signaling (chapter 5)

Energy

  1. Respiration and Photosynthesis (chapter 6)

Cell Cycle and Heredity

  1. Cell Cycle, Cell Division, and Cell Differentiation (chapter 7)

  2. Inheritance, Genes, and Chromosomes (chapter 8)

Gene Expression and Regulation

  1. DNA (chapter 9)

  2. Gene Expression (chapter 10 and parts of chapter 12)

  3. Gene Regulation (chapter 11)

  4. Biotechnology (parts of chapter 13)

Natural Selection and Evolution

  1. Mechanisms of Evolution (chapter 15 and parts of chapter 18)

  2. Phylogenies and Speciation (parts of chapters 16 and 17)

Ecology

  1. Responses to the Environment and Populations (parts of chapters 26, 27, 40, 41 and 42)

  2. Community Ecology (chapter 43 and parts of chapters 44 and 45)