Here you will find the labs and handouts for AP biology. Many of the links will be to external sites. Credit is given to original authors when possible.
Online lab resources
- LabBench hosts online labs with prelabs.
Before each lab, please go through the prelab and note any questions you have about concepts, lab techniques or data analysis.
- UC Open Access has a complete AP biology course.
These labs include video demonstrations, text, and simulations of each lab. An excellent resource!
- The University of Georgia has excellent AP biology resources including a list of the lab objectives.
Because of copyright, sites cannot host the AP lab manual. However, here are lab objectives if you would like to review them.
- North Carolina State University has put together an excellent interactive tool for writing lab reports, including a “tutor” mode if you need direct assistance.
A rubric for your lab reports will be posted in August and reviewed in class.
Online reading guides and notes
- Lynn Miriello has put together the reading guides we will be using in class.
Unfortunately, these are hosted on a Geocities site, so are blocked by the DCPS network. If you do not have regular Internet outside DCPS, I suggest downloading them onto a memory key. Downloadthemall is a Firefox add-on that will let you download all of the guides at once. In addition, I will have these saved on my computer and available for students’ memory keys if needed. I will distribute these in class in hard copy. However, students may prefer to download and type their notes.
- Kim Foglia has put together wonderful Power Points that I will be using in class. (Some may be modified.) I will link to these directly as we go through each.
- Lab Report Format - Adapted from LabWrite.
- Lab Notebook Rubric.
- Notes format