AP Biology, Semester A

0.5 Unit
Grades: 11, 12

Biology is presented as one form of scientific inquiry, the process of channeling human curiosity into purposeful exploration, discovery, and exploration of observable natural phenomena. Biology is the study of life, but it is most important as a shared method of asking questions all humans have about life and living things, and communicating responses to the questions in clear and understandable forms.
In this blended online course (employing both online and face-to-face learning), students will be taught and encouraged to continually pose questions about the subject matter. Through exploration and discovery of the phenomenon at the core of each lesson, students will be guided to answer their own questions and be able to discuss the phenomenon in ways that reflect sound scientific practices. Biology is presented as a living process, one that carries a body of current understandings and a method of building on those understandings to either deepen them or replace them with better explanations. In particular, we will explore these eight themes identified as the focus for AP-level Biology instruction:
– Science as a Process / – Evolution / – Energy Transfer / – Continuity and Change /
– Relationship of Structure to Function / – Regulation / – Interdependence in Nature
– Science, Technology, and Society


  • NCAA Eligible
  • AP (Advanced Placement)©


Instructor Embedded Cost: $300

Content Only Cost: See Course Details

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Prerequisites: Biology A/B

Oklahoma Subject Code: 5035

Course Provider Contact: Sarika Simpson | Academy Director | counselor@edmentum.com | 866-890-8153

How To Purchase This Course

Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.