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Learn AP Biology using videos, articles, and AP-aligned multiple choice question practice. Review the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology, and develop scientific thinking skills as you explore the study of life.

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PA /AP $49k

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AP, Her $54k

AP, Weekends $54k

AP Tech $56k

AP 2 $69k

LEED AP $69k

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Intro to biology

New to biology? You're in the right place! Start your biological journey here.This course contains 2 segments:Welcome to biology!Biologists study life at many scales, from...

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Chemistry of life

Learn how chemistry makes life possible! From you, to your dog, to your dinner, to the global ecosystem, all living systems are made out of atoms that obey the basic rules of...

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Cell structure and function

This course contains 8 segments:Cell structures and their functionsCell sizePlasma membranesMembrane permeability Membrane transportFacilitated diffusionMechanisms of transport: ...

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Water, acids, and bases

Where would we be without water? Well, we probably wouldn't exist at all! Learn more about this fascinating molecule: its hydrogen bonds, its properties, and why it's a key...

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Cellular energetics

This course contains 6 segments:Enzyme structure and catalysisEnvironmental impacts on enzyme functionCellular energyPhotosynthesisCellular respirationMolecular fitness

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Properties of carbon

Did you know that your body is approximately 18% carbon? Learn more about carbon and why it makes a great building block for biological molecules. We'll look at the bonding...

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Cell communication and cell cycle

This course contains 6 segments:Cell communicationSignal transductionChanges in signal transduction pathwaysFeedbackCell cycleRegulation of cell cycle

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Macromolecules

There's an old saying, "You are what you eat." In some senses, this is literally true! When we eat food, we take in the large biological molecules found in the food, including...

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Heredity

This course contains 5 segments:Meiosis and genetic diversityMendelian geneticsNon-Mendelian geneticsEnvironmental effects on phenotypeChromosomal inheritance

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Energy and enzymes

You, like other living systems, are an amazing energy transformer. As you move your eyes to read these words, your body is busily converting chemical energy from your lunch into...

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Gene expression and regulation

This course contains 7 segments:DNA and RNA structureReplicationTranscription and RNA processingTranslationRegulation of gene expression and cell specializationMutationsBiotechnology

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Structure of a cell

You, my friend, are made up of cells. Lots and lots of them. Some of them are eukaryotic (human), but many more of them are prokaryotic, thanks to the friendly bacteria of your...

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Natural selection

This course contains 11 segments:Natural selectionArtificial selectionPopulation geneticsHardy-Weinberg equilibriumEvidence for evolutionCommon ancestry and continuing...

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Membranes and transport

How do the cells in your body define their boundaries (and control what comes in or goes out)? As it turns out, cells have a sophisticated and flexible barrier, the plasma...

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Worked examples of AP®︎ Biology free response questions

Watch worked examples of free response questions from the 2015 AP®︎ Biology exam.This course contains 1 segments:Worked examples - 2015

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AP®︎ Biology standards mappings

Dig into the world of AP®︎ Biology and find out how our free course material aligns with the standards set by the College Board.This course contains 1 segments:See how our course...

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Cellular respiration

How do your cells extract energy from the food that you eat? As it turns out, cells have a network of elegant metabolic pathways dedicated to just this task. Learn more about...

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Photosynthesis

There's a lot of carbon in your body - in DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other key biological molecules. How did that carbon get there? Drumroll... photosynthesis! Learn...

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Cell signaling

Did you know that your cells are continually "talking" to one another? Cells communicate by sending and receiving chemical signals. This molecular conversation allows the cells in...

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Cell division

All living things, including you, are made up of cells. Find out how cells divide through mitosis and meiosis, how the cell cycle is controlled, and how problems in cell cycle...

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Classical and molecular genetics

Have you ever been told that you have your mother's eyes or grandfather's nose? Learn why traits run in families and how they're passed on. We'll look at Mendel's model of...

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DNA as the genetic material

What exactly is DNA? This seemingly simple polymer, made up of just four different types of monomers, serves as the genetic material for all living organisms. For example, your...

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Central dogma (DNA to RNA to protein)

How does a gene in your DNA provide instructions for building a protein? In gene expression, a DNA sequence is first copied to make an RNA molecule, which is then "decoded" to...

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Gene regulation

You have tens of thousands of genes in your genome. Does that mean your cells express all of those genes, all the time? Not by a long shot! Even an organism as simple as a...

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Biotechnology

What is biotechnology? Well, if you've ever taken the antibiotic penicillin or eaten bread made with yeast, you've experienced it firsthand! Biotechnology is the use of a living...

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Developmental biology

Did you know that a frog starts out as a single cell? In fact, so do dogs, elephants, and even human beings! Learn how multicellular organisms end up with many different cell...

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Bacteria and archaea

They're everywhere. They number in the millions of trillions of trillions. They live on every surface, in every environment, and even in your gut. That's right...I'm talking about...

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Viruses

Viruses: Are they alive? Are they dead? Are they...undead? Learn more about these fascinating (and clinically important) particles that occupy a "gray area" between living and...

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Evolution and the tree of life

Discover the diversity of life on Earth and the forces that shape it! In this section, you can learn about evolution, natural selection, and the tree of life, as well as basic...

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History of life on Earth

Our planet has an amazing history spanning about 4.5 billion years! Learn more about how Earth formed, the early history of life on Earth, and the origins of humans.This course...

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Ecology

Why are polar bears found only in the Arctic? Why does mildew grow in your shower and not (hopefully) in your sock drawer? Learn how ecologists study the interactions between...

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Biodiversity and conservation

From penguins to palm trees to bacteria, our planet is host to an awe-inspiring diversity of organisms. Dive deep into Earth's breathtaking biodiversity, learn why this...

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Behavioral biology

What do a dog begging for food, and ant leaving a chemical trail to food, and a human baby learning language all have in common? These are all examples of behaviors. Behavior is a...

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Principles of physiology

How is your body organized? How do your organ systems work together to keep you running? What keeps your blood at the right pH or your body at the right temperature? Learn more...

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Human biology

Your body is an amazing system! The human body is made up of groups of organs, called organ systems, that work together to keep the body in balance. In this section, we'll travel...

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Plant biology

Plants may seem less interactive than animals. But they actually have many ways of responding to their environment, changing their growth or physiology to make the best use of...

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Meet the biology professional

Do you enjoy your biology class, like nature, have an interest in medicine, or simply feel lots of curiosity about living things? If so, you may be thinking about focusing on or...

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Prepare for the 2018 AP Biology exam

This course contains 5 segments:Free-response questions: 2015 AP Biology examPrepare for the AP Biology exam by going through real free-response questions from the 2015 exam with...

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From Khan Academy
Hours 64
Language English
Subjects Science
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

AP Coordinator 4 $44k

Story AP $45k

AR & AP $47k

PA /AP $49k

PA / AP $53k

AP, Her $54k

AP, Weekends $54k

AP Tech $56k

AP 2 $69k

LEED AP $69k

Casting AP $75k

Biology $87k