•                  Wappingers Central School District           AP Biology Summer Assignment


    For your summer assignment, you will be familiarizing yourself with science terms that we will be using at different points throughout the year.  A list of terms is found on the next page.


    PROJECT  DUE DATE: Friday, August 3rd


    * Collect 40 items from the list of terms, organized into each of the 4 Big Ideas!

                Collect each item by finding it and taking a photograph (digital or paper printed) of that item.  You do not need to find the exact item on the list. For example if the term is of an internal part of the organism, you must apply the term to the specimen you find and explain how this specimen represents the term.  Example: If you choose the term “phloem”, you could submit a photograph you have taken of a plant leaf or a plant stem and then explain what phloem is and specifically where phloem is in your specimen.



                The four topics are shown below and each is described in more detail in the Course Description that can be downloaded for free from AP Central: (https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-biology/course-details)


                            1) Evolution

                            2) Cellular Processes: Energy and Communication

                            3) Genetics and Information Transfer

                            4) Interactions


    * Each of the 4 sections must include:

                                        1.  a summary of the Big Idea on the first page of each section

                                        2.  numbered terms for a total of 10 each section

                                        3.  the actual definition of the term

                                        4.  a paraphrased definition of the term

                                        5.  a summary of how the pictures relate to that Big Idea

                                        6.  each definition must be typed and next to the picture

                                        7.  one picture per term & no repeats or very similar definitions



                You cannot use an image from any publication or the Web.  The photograph must be original.  As proof of its originality either you, or your school ID/license, must be in the photo.

    Each picture must be clear and an obvious representation of the term.



                All items must be from something that you found in nature.  Take a walk around your yard, neighborhood and town. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND ANY MONEY!  Research what the term means and in what organisms it can be found with….. and then go out and find them!


    * TEAM WORK:

                You may work with other students in the class to complete this project, but each student must turn in his or her own project with a unique set of terms chosen.  There are 110 choices….probability says there is a very small chance that any two students will have most of the same 40 terms chosen.



                You should have your photos pages in a neat and organized binder or folder. Your name and school ID must be on the front cover of the project.  You can be creative when doing this project.  Please turn the project in to the main office of the school building.  There will be a drop box labeled AP Biology Summer Projects.  If you cannot make it to school by the due date, then it must be post marked and mailed to the high school with attention AP BIOLOGY by August 3rd.


    1. adaptation of an animal
    2. adaptation of a plant
    3. abscisic acid
    4. agonistic behavior
    5. amylase
    6. angiosperm
    7. animal that has a segmented body
    8. annelid
    9. anther & filament of stamen
    10. aquatic biome
    11. arthropod
    12. archaebacteria
    13. autotroph
    14. auxin producing area of a plant
    15. basidiomycete
    16. Batesian mimicry
    17. biological magnification
    18. C4 plant
    19. Calvin cycle
    20. bryophyte
    21. carbohydrate
    22. cambium
    23. cellulose
    24. chitin
    25. cnidarian
    26. coelomate
    27. conifer leaf
    28. commensalisms
    29. community
    30. cuticle layer of a plant
    31. deciduous leaf
    32. deuterostome
    33. decomposer
    34. dicot plant with flower & leaf
    35. diploid chromosome #
    36. echinoderm
    37. ecosystem
    38. ectotherm
    39. endosperm
    40. eutrophication
    41. endotherm
    42. enzyme
    43. epithelial tissue
    44. ethylene
    45. eukaryote
    46. exoskeleton
    47. fermentation
    48. flower ovary
    49. fruit – dry w/ seed
    50. fruit – fleshy w/seed
    51. gametophyte
    52. gastropod
    53. genetically modified organism
    54. gibberellins
    55. glycogen
    1. gymnosperm cone
    2. haploid chromosome #
    3. heartwood
    4. hermaphrodite
    5. insect
    6. invasive species
    7. K-strategist
    8. keratin
    9. kinesis
    10. leaf-gymnosperm
    11. Lepidoptera
    12. lichen
    13. lipid
    14. littoral zone organism
    15. long-day plant
    16. meristem
    17. modified leaf of a plant
    18. modified root of a plant
    19. modified stem of a plant
    20. monocot plant w/flower & leaf
    21. mutualism
    22. mycelium
    23. mycorrhizae
    24. myosin
    25. nematode
    26. niche
    27. nymph stage of an insect
    28. parasite
    29. phloem
    30. pine cone-female
    31. platyhelmininthes
    32. pollen
    33. pollinator
    34. population
    35. porifera
    36. primary producer
    37. primary consumer
    38. prokaryote
    39. chemoreceptor
    40. protein globular
    41. protostome
    42. pteridophyte
    43. r-strategist
    44. radial symmetry
    45. rhizome
    46. animal w/ 2 chambered heart
    47. secondary consumer
    48. spore
    49. sporophyte
    50. stem- herbaceous
    51. stem – woody
    52. stigma & style of carpel
    53. taxis
    54. tendril of a plant
    55. thorn of a plant


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