AP Biology: Working with the Labs September 28, 2013 Waksman Institute Greetings! Help yourself to coffee and doughnuts! Please sign in and pick up an index card. On the index, write: Your name The subjects you currently teach/responsible for A technique in AP Bio that works for you Agenda Introduction Take on the role of student as we complete the photosynthesis lab and summarize our findings Complete a peer review of our findings Resume our roles as teachers and delve into the science practices and how they relate to AP Biology curriculum and framework Become familiar with the other labs and how they relate to the science practices Introduction AP Biology Leadership Academy http://apbio.bscs.org/ APSII AP Biology Community NABT Ecosystem http://www.nabt.org/ecosystem/ Let’s consider the roles of teachers and students in AP Biology What are the characteristics of effective teaching and learning in an AP Biology class? What are the teachers doing? What are the students doing? Investigation 5 Photosynthesis What factors affect the rate of photosynthesis? Go to mw.concord.org/modeler Scroll Read down to harvest light and answer question on pages 1 and 2 What is light? What did you learn about the relationship between light and green leaves? Choosing a Variable Environmental Organismal Light Intensity Leaf color Light Color Leaf size Procedural Disc size Depth of solution Direction of light pH Amount of soap Number of trials Stomatal density Variegated leaves Reporting Your Findings Graph your data What are your trends, changes or differences? What do those trend/changes/differences mean? Write a caption under your graph. Link the trends/changes/differences to what they mean. Peer Review Read the other posters and consider what they are reporting. Read and consider the work. Write a post-it note beginning with “I wonder……..” or “I noticed……..” Reflection As students, what did you do? What other concepts in biology are related to this? What new information did you reveal by doing your experiment? Curriculum is…….. What do we expect students to learn? How will we know students have learned? How will students learn? Two Aspects of AP Biology Curriculum Class work Connections Lab work The Investigations—one way students learn Science Practices and Investigations Levels FRQs of Inquiry Basic Tenets of Teaching We can’t know where we’re going, until we acknowledge where we’ve been We need to connect ideas and provide a framework where we hang our ideas and concepts. We have to talk about how we will get there.