Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Are You Prepared to Meet New AP Biology Standards? Discover How to Transition Your AP Course

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Are You Prepared to Meet New AP Biology Standards? Discover How to Transition Your AP Course

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As new AP Biology curriculum standards take effect this fall, AP educators have begun the transition from traditional lab activities to an inquiry-based approach. According to the College Board, the revised course will reduce the breadth of content and foster deeper understanding through hands-on application of science practices. An increased emphasis on science practices aims to prepare students with real-world science skills which, when combined with conceptual knowledge, enable them to ask questions, identify goals, and solve problems.

The new curriculum framework and assessment is centered on four Big Ideas covering key concepts and content, and seven Science Practices covering hands-on application. Although many science suppliers claim their AP kits will help educators meet standards, only Ward's AP Biology Investigations are aligned with both the Four Big Ideas and the Seven Science Practices, for the most complete coverage of new AP Biology curriculum standards in every investigation.

When you choose Ward's AP Biology Investigations, you can be confident your students will gain the skills they need to succeed on the new AP assessment and in collegelevel coursework and beyond. Plus, you'll benefit from exclusive access to Ward's inhouse AP experts who can deliver the most up-to-date information on curriculum changes and answer your toughest questions. …

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