This 67-slide package of teaching PowerPoint presentations covers all of 3.D (Cell Communication) 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 3.D includes four sections:
• 3.D.1 - Common Features
• 3.D.2 - Signaling Types
• 3.D.3 - Signal Transductions
• 3.D.4 - Pathway Changes
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
3.D - Cell Communication
Cells communicate by generating, transmitting and receiving chemical signals.
3.D.1 - Common Features
Cell communication processes share common features that reflect a shared evolutionary history.
a. Communication involves transduction of stimulatory or inhibitory signals from other cells, organisms or the environment
b. Correct and appropriate signal transduction processes are generally under strong selective pressure
c. In single-celled organisms, signal transduction pathways influence how the cell responds to its environment.
d. In multicellular organisms, signal transduction pathways coordinate the activities within individual cells that support the function of the organism as a whole.
3.D.2 - Signaling Types
Cells communicate with each other through direct contact with other cells or from a distance via chemical signaling.
a. Cells communicate by cell-to-cell contact.
b. Cells communicate over short distances by using local regulators that target cells in the vicinity of the emitting cell.
c. Signals released by one cell type can travel long distances to target cells of another cell type.
3.D.3 - Signal Transduction
Signal transduction pathways link signal reception with cellular response.
a. Signaling begins with the recognition of a chemical messenger, a ligand, by a receptor protein.
b. Signal transduction is the process by which a signal is converted to a cellular response.
3.D.4 - Pathway Changes
Changes in signal transduction pathways can alter cellular response.
a. Conditions where signal transduction is blocked or defective can be deleterious, preventative or prophylactic