Congratulations to the following members of the 2013 Bio II Science League Team:
Bio II Team:
Jessica Yang If any of the team members know they will be absent for one of the tests, you will need to
If you want to know how your team is doing, check the website for NJ Science League at:
Testing Dates for 2013
Thursday January 10, 2013, Thursday Feb 14, 2013;
Wednesday March 13, 2013; Thursday, April 18, 2013
BIOLOGY 11 For all second year and AP level students. Biology II has been reorganized to follow the AP Biology Curriculum Framework 2012-2013. Each of the BIG IDEAS is supported by several ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS, which are supported by ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, which is itself supported by UNDERLYING CONTENT. Please see detailed outline in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework 2012-2013 for specific content that falls under each Big Idea. The link is http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/10b_2727_AP_Biology_CF_WEB_110128.pdf. Each test will consist of 80 multiple choice questions per exam.
JANUARY TEST(Big Idea 1): The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life. Refer to pages 4-15 in the curriculum framework for details.
FEBRUARY TEST(Big Idea 2): Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. (pgs 15-37)
MARCH TEST(Big Idea 3): Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes.( pgs 37-64)
APRIL TEST(Big Idea 4): Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties. (pgs 64-80)
PAST TESTS: use the following tests to help you study but pay attention to the topics and study those tests that refer to the ideas above. For example, evolution questions can be found in all of the following tests!
January Test Topics and past tests:
Evolution, general chemistry, water, chemistry of carbon molecules, structure and function of macromolecules, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure and function including membrane transport, ATP synthesis, photosynthesis and cell respiration, enzymatic regulation of biochemical reactions.
* answer to q#22 is A
February Test Topics and past tests:
Evolution and , eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell cycles, chromosomes, meiosis and gametogenesis, Mendeliannon-Mendelian
patterns of genetic inheritance, molecular genetics and biotechnology¸ bioinformatics, genetic diseases, genetics of viruses and
bacteria, population genetics.
March Test Topics and past tests:
Evolution, phylogeny and sytematics, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, comparative anatomy and physiology of the plant kingdom (from green algae to flowering plants - with emphasis on angiosperm form and function.
April Test Topics and past tests:
Evolution, comparative anatomy and physiology of the animal kingdom with emphasis on human anatomy and physiology
(nutrition and digestion, circulation and gas exchange, immunity and disease, osmoregulation and excretion, hormonal control,
reproduction and development, nervous control and sensory mechanisms), ecology (relationships, energy flow, cycling of
matter, biomes, ecosystems, populations), behavior.
Last Modified on April 9, 2013