This 82-slide package of teaching PowerPoint presentations covers all of 2.E (Regulation & Coordination) in the AP Biology (2015) curriculum. Each slide includes the 'Essential Knowledge' being covered as well as key terms that students should make note of (editable).
Unit 2.E includes three sections:
• 2.E.1 - Development
• 2.E.2 - Regulation
• 2.E.3 - Behavior
The presentations themselves contains minimal information as they are intended to be used with teacher guidance. There are 'Video' slides throughout which link to relevant and informative YouTube content. The slides are formatted to be visually pleasing and to also print well for handouts or revision. Please see the preview file (first 8 slides) for an idea of the aesthetic and level of detail in the presentation. The relevant 'Essential Knowledge' can be found below.
I have had success using these presentations to review topics after students have been exposed to the material at home. I typically have the class read relevant material (book, site, etc.) and then watch the videos the day before introducing a topic. During the class period, I use the slides to structure the discussion around the AP Bio Essential Knowledge objectives. The remaining class time is spent reinforcing the knowledge or working on activities geared toward the 'Learning Objectives'.
I have included PDF version of the PowerPoints for handout purposes.
**These presentations are based on the AP Biology Course Guide and does not follow any textbook
As always, please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements. These are always a work in progress!
Dokimi AP Biology PPTs:
AP Biology PPT Bundle (Big Ideas 1-4)
Big Idea 1 - Evolution (BUNDLE)
• 1.A - Evolution (all)n
1.A.1 - Natural Selection
1.A.2/3 - Phenotypic Variation & Genetic Drift
1.A.4 - Evidence for Evolution
• 1.B - Phylogeny
• 1.C - Speciation
• 1.D - Origin of Life
Big Idea 2 - Matter (BUNDLE)
• 2.A - Energy & Matter (all)
• 2.B - Cell Membrane
• 2.C - Feedback & Response
• 2.D - Environmental Effects
• 2.E - Regulation & Coordination
Big Idea 3 - Information (BUNDLE)
• 3.A - Inheritance (all)
3.A.1 - DNA & RNA
3.A.2 - Cell Division
3.A.3 - Mendelian Patterns
3.A.4 - Non-Mendelian Patterns (free)
• 3.B - Gene Regulation
• 3.C - Genetic Variation
• 3.D - Cell Communication
• 3.E - Communication
Big Idea 4 - Interactions & Complexity (BUNDLE)
• 4.A - Interactions (all)
4.A.1 - Biomolecules
4.A.2/3/4 - Differentiation, Organelles & Organ System Interactions
4.A.5/6 - Community & Ecosystem Interactions
• 4.B - Competition & Cooperation
• 4.C - Diversity
2.E - Regulation & Coordination
2.E.1 - Development
2.E.1: Timing and coordination of specific events are necessary for the normal development of an organism, and these events are regulated by a variety of mechanisms.
a. Observable cell differentiation results from the expression of genes for tissue-specific proteins.
b. Induction of transcription factors during development results in sequential gene expression.
1. Homeotic genes are involved in developmental patterns and sequences.
2. Embryonic induction in development results in the correct timing of events.
3. Temperature and the availability of water determine seed germination in most plants.
4. Genetic mutations can result in abnormal development.
5. Genetic transplantation experiments support the link between gene expression and normal development
6. Genetic regulation by microRNAs plays an important role in the development of organisms and the control of cellular functions.
c. Programmed cell death (apoptosis) plays a role in the normal development and differentiation
- Morphogenesis of fingers and toes
- C. elegans development
- Flower development
2.E.2 - Regulation
Timing and coordination of physiological events are regulated by multiple mechanisms.
a. In plants, physiological events involve interactions between environmental stimuli and internal molecular signals.
1. 1. Homeotic genes are involved in developmental patterns and sequences.
2. Photoperiodism, or the response to change in length of the night, that results in flowering in long-day and short-day plants
b. In animals, internal and external signals regulate a variety of physiological responses that synchronize with environmental cycles and cues.
- Circadian rhythms, or the physiological cycle of about 24 hours that is present in all eukaryotes and persists even in the absence of external cues
- Diurnal/nocturnal and sleep/awake cycles
- Jet lag in humans
- Seasonal responses, such as hibernation, estivation and migration
c. In fungi, protists and bacteria, internal and external signals regulate a variety of physiological responses that synchronize with environmental cycles and cues.
- Fruiting body formation in fungi, slime molds and certain types of bacteria
- Quorum sensing in bacteria
2.E.3 - Behavior
Timing and coordination of behavior are regulated by various mechanisms and are important in natural selection.
a. Individuals can act on information and communicate it to others.
1. Innate behaviors are behaviors that are inherited.
2. Learning occurs through interactions with the environment and other organisms.
b. Responses to information and communication of information are vital to natural selection.
1. In phototropism in plants, changes in the light source lead to differential growth, resulting in maximum exposure of leaves to light for photosynthesis.
2. In photoperiodism in plants, changes in the length of night regulate flowering and preparation for winter.
3. Behaviors in animals are triggered by environmental cues and are vital to reproduction, natural selection and survival.
4. Cooperative behavior within or between populations contributes to the survival of the populations.