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Introduction: Each WRL data set was linked to the appropriate part of the AP Biology framework which we thought could be a relevant place in which to use a particular case study.  The AP course codes were then noted and linked to the reference code for WRL.  Whilst some links are more directly applicable to the data set than others, they might be a valuable example to use and include in a scheme of work.

We also realise that some of our matching may be more ‘on target’ than others (I suppose you can only do this accurately if you actually teach it!) so we welcome any feedback from teachers and how they have or might use this resource.

An excellent way to view the detailed content of the WRL dataset is to go to the SUMMARY table.

Click on the WRL dataset module codes in the table below for an overview of the relevant case study.

Linking based around AP Biology – Course and Exam Description Effective Fall 2015

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

Concept Essential knowledge Opwall topics and WRL matching Keywords
1.C: Life continues to evolve within a changing environment. 1.C.1: Speciation and extinction have occurred throughout the Earth’s history MO4 D01 Evolution; speciation; extinction; adaptive radiation; ecological stress; human impact; ecosystem
MO3 D04
1.C.2: Speciation may occur when two populations become reproductively isolated from each other. MO1 D04 Evolution; speciation; diversity; geographical barriers; pre-zygotic; post-zygotic; reproductive isolation; gene flow; polyploidy
MO3 D02
MO3 D04
1.C.3: Populations of organisms continue to evolve. MO4 D01 Evolution; populations; resistance; disease; Darwin; phenotypic change

 

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

Concept Essential Knowledge Opwall Topics and WRL Matching Keywords
2.C: Organisms use feedback mechanisms to regulate growth and reproduction, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. 2.C.2: Organisms respond to changes in their external environments. MO1 D03 Energy; ecosystems; populations; ecology; producer; trophic level; homeostasis; behavior; photoperiodism; phototropism; hibernation; migration; taxis; kinesis; nocturnal; diurnal
MO1 D04
MO2 D02
2.D: Growth and dynamic homeostasis of a biological system are influenced by changes in the system’s environment. 2.D.1: All biological systems from cells and organisms to populations communities and ecosystems are affected by complex biotic and abiotic interactions involving exchange of matter and free energy. MO1 D01 Homeostasis; biotic; abiotic; symbiosis; mutualism; commensalism; parasitism; predator-prey; population; food web; food chain; algal bloom; osmoregulation
MO1 D02
MO1 D03
MO2 D04
2.D.3: Biological systems are affected by disruptions to their dynamic homeostasis. MO1 D02 dynamic homeostasis; ecosystems; invasive; eruptive; human impact
MO1 D03
MO2 D01
MO4 D02
MO4 D01
MO5 D02
2.E: Many biological processes involved in growth, reproduction and dynamic homeostasis include temporal regulation and coordination. 2.E.2: Timing and coordination of physiological events are regulated by multiple mechanisms. MO3 D01 Homeostasis; photoperiodism; phototropism; hibernation; estivation; migration; pheromones
MO3 D03
2.E.3: Timing and coordination of behavior are regulated by various mechanisms and are important in natural selection MO3 D01 Behavior; innate; natural selection; phototropism; survival; hibernation; estivation; migration; courtship; niche; mutualism; pollination
MO3 D02
MO3 D03

 

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

Concept Essential Knowledge Opwall topics and WRL matching Keywords
3.E: Transmission of information results in changes within and between biological systems. 3.E.2: Animals have nervous systems that detect external and internal signals, transmit and integrate information, and produce responses. MO1 D04 Communication; behavior; natural selection; evolution; reproductive fitness; migration; courtship; mating; foraging; pack behavior; predation warning; swarming; fight and flight; predator warning; herbivory; avoidance; territory; bird song
MO3 D01
MO3 D02

 

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

Concept Essential Knowledge Opwall topics and WRL matching Keywords
4.A: Interactions within biological systems lead to complex properties. 4.A.5: Communities are composed of populations of organisms that interact in complex ways. MO4 D02 communities; models; predator-prey; symbiosis; climate change; population; density dependent; density independent
4.A.6: Interactions among living systems and with their environment result in the movement of matter and energy. MO1 D01 Ecology; energy flow; primary production; food chains; food webs; biotic; abiotic; competition; human impact; local; regional; global; population; adaptation; territory; extinction
MO1 D02
MO1 D03
MO1 D04
MO2 D02
MO3 D04
MO4 D04
4.B: Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems. 4.B.3: Interactions between and within populations influence patterns of species distribution and abundance. MO2 D01 Populations; invasive; competition; parasitism; predation; mutualism; commensalism; population dynamics; ecosystem; feedback; human impact; keystone species
MO2 D04
MO4 D01
MO4 D04
MO5 D03
4.B.4: Distribution of local and global ecosystems changes over time. MO1 D01 Ecosystem change; human; slash and burn; invasive; continental drift; climate change
MO2 D01
MO4 D01
MO4 D02
MO5 D01
4.C: Naturally occurring diversity among and between components within biological systems affects interactions with the environment. 4.C.4:The diversity of species within an ecosystem may influence the stability of the ecosystem. MO2 D02 Biodiversity; ecosystems; natural; artificial; keystone species; producers; abiotic; biotic
MO2 D04
MO4 D03

 

Science Practices for AP Biology: 1 to 7

Concept Essential Knowledge Opwall topics and WRL matching Keywords
Science Practice Science Practice 3: The student can engage in scientific questioning to extend thinking or to guide investigations within the context of the AP course MO2 D03
All sets
Research; research questions

 

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