AP Biology will focus on Four Big Ideas as outlined by the College Board

Big Idea 1 ~ The process of evolution drives the diversity and unity of life

Big Idea 2 ~ Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis

Big Idea 3 ~ Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes

Big Idea 4 ~ Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties