1. Essential for online teaching and learning during COVID-19

  1. Just getting started? Use this GUIDE TO DISTANCE LEARNING WITH sciencemusicvideos.com.
  2. Paying out of pocket? Get reimbursed! Here’s a plan.
  3. Need to empower your students? Send them to this page so that they can check their scores.

2. Planning Documents

  1. AP Bio 2020 Curriculum Scope and Sequence: This is a bird’s eye view of my curriculum in spreadsheet format, newly refigured for 2020-21. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
  2. 2019 Course Outline: the College Board’s 2019 Course and Exam Description reformatted into an easy to navigate outline.
  3. AP Biology Agendas: my week by week plan
    1. 2019-2020 Weekly Agendas (starting August, 2019)
    2. Last year’s agenda (for the school year that started in August, 2018)
    3. 2017-2018 agenda (for two years ago)
  4. AP Bio course Themes (four ideas that will pull everything together)
  5. Study Questions (guided questions for reading)
    1. Campbell, Biology in Focus 2ed, Study Questions (keyed to the new 2019 AP Bio Framework)
    2. Campbell, Biology, 9th Edition
  6. Course Review Materials (cumulative multiple choice and FRQ quizzes, vocabulary builders, etc.
  7. Need a Plan? A Six Week/50 hour Plan for a 4 or 5 on the 2020 all FRQ Exam for Your Students

3. Getting Your School to Pay for a Subscription

  1. Information for Administrators and Department Chairs
  2. Paying out of pocket? Get reimbursed! Here’s a plan.

4. Some of my favorite teacher handouts

If you’re a teacher, use these labs, guided readings, and other activities with your students. These sheets are in .pdf format. Editable Microsoft Word or PowerPoint versions are available for sale (or for free, if the material isn’t my own original work) at my Teachers PayTeachers store.
  1. Click here for my entire scientific method unit, which I use to start the year with my freshman biology students at Berkeley High School
  2. Properties of Living Things
  3. Properties of Water Lab (Qualitative Lab, with guided Reading)
  4. Properties of Water Lab with Stats (introduces standard error)
  5. Viruses and the Properties of Life
  6. Coronavirus Infographic
  7. Viewing Cells Lab
  8. Structure and Function in Living Things
  9. Acids and Bases: Reading and Lab
  10. Digestion of Starch by Salivary Amylase
  11. Inside the Cell: An Excerpt from Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything
  12. Cell Size/Surface Area to Volume Lab
  13. Diffusion and Osmosis Lab
  14. Cell Membrane Model Lab
  15. Transport Across Cell Membranes
  16. Gummy Bear Osmosis lab
  17. Understanding Free Energy
  18. Respiration with Respirometers (lab)
  19. Yogurt, Alcohol, and Fermentation  (reading and lab/demonstration)
  20. Photosynthesis with Spinach Disks Lab
  21. Cell Division (Time for Stages of Mitosis) Lab
  22. Genetics Problem Sets (Mendelian, Blood Type, Sex-Linked, Dihybrid Crosses)
  23. Discovery of DNA Worksheet 
  24. Protein Synthesis and the Genetic Code Worksheet
  25. Peppered Moth Evolution Modeling (Computer Lab)
  26. Origin of Life Videos, Reading, and Writing Assignment
  27. Population Genetics Simulation Lab
  28. Molecular Model Building Lab
  29. Endomembrane System Worksheet (E.R, Golgi, Lysosomes)
  30. Evidence for Evolution Worksheet
  31. Enzymes Note Taking Sheet (supports the Enzymes Powerpoint on my TpT store)
  32. Enzymes Powerpoint
  33. Cellular Respiration Note Taking Sheet (supports the Cellular Respiration PowerPoint on my TpT store)
  34. Cellular Respiration Powerpoint (this is a PDF of the powerpoint)
  35. DNA Structure and Replication Powerpoint (this is a PDF of the powerpoint)
  36. DNA structure and Replication Student Note taking Guide (goes with powerpoint above)