NEW AP Biology 2019 Unit 1: Chemistry of Life PowerPoint

NEW AP Biology 2019 Unit 1: Chemistry of Life PowerPoint
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**New 2019 resource**

The AP biology exam has been updated for the 2019-2020 school year. You can find the updated course description guide here. Make sure that you and your students are prepared for these changes. Save countless hours of research aligning your content to the new AP biology course outline by purchasing this resource. This resource includes all the content (in the PowerPoint) your students need to know to master Unit 1: Chemistry of Life.

Included in this PowerPoint for Unit 1: Chemistry of Life are the following topics:

- Topic 1: Structure of Water and Hydrogen Bonding

- Topic 2: Elements of Life

- Topic 3: Introduction to Biological Macromolecules

- Topic 4: Properties of Biological Macromolecules

- Topic 5: Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules

- Topic 6: Nucleic Acids

Check out the worksheets and case studies I have for unit 1 as well! All additional resources help students with their critical thinking skills in preparation for the AP exam. Check them out here!

How does it work?

Each PowerPoint and topic are aligned to the Enduring Understandings, the Learning Objectives, and the Essential Knowledges, as outlined by the AP biology course guide. Some PowerPoints combine topics that are closely related. Each PowerPoint can be edited to make it unique for YOUR classroom!

How much class time will this unit take?

The unit will take approximately five to seven 50 minute classes, or three to four 80 minute classes. The pace of the unit will depend on the class and their prior knowledge of chemistry.

How can I implement this product into my class?

Every AP teacher is different and has a unique and awesome style for incorporating resources into their own classroom, which is why I made a resource that could be flexible to your own style! There are a few different ways that this resource can be added to your class. The first way this resource can be used is as a tool to guide students through the topics as a class. You can go through the slides (and the questions included in the slides) together to clarify any student misconceptions right away. The second way to use this resource is in the style of a flipped classroom. Students can review it in their own time, or as a homework assignment, and then you can do an activity, worksheet, FRQ, or a project in class afterwards to reinforce their understanding. The third way to use this resource is as a review tool. Every year my students tell me how much they love using these PowerPoints as a study tool before the AP exam. Any way you use it, it will be a valuable resource for your students!

Why should you purchase this resource from me?

This is a valid question! When I first started teaching AP biology, it was tough to say the least. The resources available to me were limited or not beneficial to my students. PowerPoints, especially, were the hardest resource to come by. So, I created this curriculum myself. I aligned it to the AP biology course and made it so that my students would actually benefit from the content. The year I started using this curriculum, the pass rate at my school went from an average of 55% to an average of 90%. I received so much positive feedback from my students as well! The best compliment I ever received was when two of my previous students came back to visit me during their freshmen year at college. They came to tell me that my curriculum was the reason they were excelling in their college biology class (and that they were still using my PowerPoints to study)!

Please Note

This is a new store, so I will be adding resources as the year goes on. This includes, PowerPoints and activities.


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