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  • AP Bioenergetics

     Grades 11-12

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    AP Bio 1

    AP Bio 2

    Program Description
    4 hour program
    1 class (32 students)
    This “twofer” program offers both the Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Advanced Placement Biology labs. On teams, students use respirometers and spectrophotometers to detect and measure aerobic cellular respiration and photosynthesis under varying conditions. Linkages between enzyme function and biomedical sciences are addressed. Students must bring a cold lunch that can be consumed in 20 minutes.


    Pre-Visit Materials
    Lesson Plan
    Post Visit Materials

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Performance Expectation 

    HS-LS1-5 Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

    HS-LS1-7 Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

    Science and Engineering Practices

    Developing and Using Models
    Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

    Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

     Cross Cutting Concepts

    Energy and Matter
    System and System Models
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    Connections to Nature of Science
    Scientific Knowledge is Open to Revision in Light of New Evidence

     Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MD-CCRS)
    EP.3 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
    SL.11 - 12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g. textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest