You can impress your friends with big words such as gibberellin, chi square analysis, and recombinant DNA. This may also improve your chances of winning at trivia. You will learn the language that doctors and scientists speak. You will see if you have what it takes to become one. You get to think about really big ideas and ask really deep questions. How can I cure cancer? Why do we have hormones? How do my nerves work? Do plants talk to each other? You get to apply all of your other favorite subjects! Biology depends on understanding chemistry, physics, and even math in relation to living things. Advantages of AP Biology You’ll understand how your cells actually contain the information of your ancestors and you can blame their DNA for all of your problems. You will fall in love with proteins. You get to draw pictures, create models, make movies, and use social media in class! You get to design your own labs sometimes! And, the labs are fun. We make artificial cells, tape plants to the windows and measure their sweat, grow bacteria, separate DNA fragments, perform animal behavior experiments and so much more. If you take the AP Exam and do your best, you could save a lot of money. Scoring a 4 or 5 on this test could earn you 8 credit hours in college. Most undergraduate majors have a minimum science requirement that could be fulfilled. You will develop the skills needed to stick with long term projects, develop selfmotivated study habits, and figure out how you learn best. It is recommended that students complete Biology and Chemistry prior to taking this course, however, exceptions are made. Please speak with Mrs. Sawicki regarding placement if you are interested in taking AP Biology!