Weston High School Free Online Course on Ramp to AP* Biology

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Weston High School is offering free online course on Ramp to AP* Biology. This course will help students who have taken an introductory level biology course get ready for more advanced courses, including AP Biology.

This short course will briefly review basic concepts covered in AP Biology, and will include advanced challenge questions. This course will start on June 30, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 5-8 hours pw
Subject: Biology & Life Sciences
Institution: Weston High School and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course Starts on June 30, 2017

Providers’ Details

Weston High School offers its students a comprehensive and diversified program.  Academic courses range from basic to advanced levels.  Honors courses are offered in mathematics, world history, foreign languages, and science, while specific Advanced Placement subjects include art, biology, calculus, computer science, English, French, Spanish, European and U.S. History, and physics.

About This Course

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Why Take This Course?

This short course will briefly review basic concepts covered in AP Biology, and will include advanced challenge questions. Starting with a review of genetics and related content, the course will prepare you to tackle Investigation 2 and 3 of the AP Biology curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to create a mathematical model in Excel or Google Sheets
  • Population modeling basics
  • How to use NCBI’s BLAST
  • How to make a clad gram
  • Basic concepts covered in AP Biology courses
  • Basics of experimental design and data analysis

Instructors

Mary Liu

Mary has been a Weston High School teacher for over 5 years. She enjoys teaching a range of biology classes including Anatomy and Physiology, and DNA science. She has an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College and an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Requirements

  • Background in intro-/high school-level biology concepts
  • Interest in learning more about biology

How To Join This Course

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