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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Carlson

Focusing on the 6 AP Biology Science Practices (SPs)

I have been teaching AP Biology pretty much the same way since I was told to teach the course (in 2014). Yes, I've made adjustments over time, but as a whole, my curriculum has stayed pretty stagnant.

I'm trying to overhaul my units as I approach them, so my first unit getting a major upgrade is my "Unit 0: Skillz" unit. I'm creating a more focused approach, based on the Six Science Practices put out by the College Board (listed in the CED- pages 21 & 22).

It's slow work, but I know it will be worth it in the end. Right now, I'm up to SP 5- statistics. Up to this point, I was able to cover one SP per document, but there is SO MUCH to SP 5 that it will be spread over several separate documents.

As I write this post, I have 8 out of 11 items complete that cover SPs 1-5. The last SP, about argumentation, will hopefully be done in 1-2 sheets as well!

Here is what I have complete at the moment. Many of the documents are free!

AP Biology Science Practices series:

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