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Bio League


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Dates 2019 Season

Thursday January 10, 2019    Thursday February 14, 2019

Thursday March 14, 2019     Thursday April 11, 2019

60 multiple choice questions per exam with emphasis on analysis.  Each exam will
consist of drawings, diagrams, graphs, as well as lab experiments with results.

 

January

Practice Test


Topics

Carbon Compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) and basic chemistry including the chemistry of water and pH,  Chemical Reactions, Enzymes, Cell structure and function, Levels of Cellular Organization, Organelles, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic, Cell membrane structure and function, Cellular and Intracellular transport, Tonicity, Homeostasis, Cellular Energy Flow, Photosynthesis and Respiration

March

Practice Test


Topics

Darwin’s Theory of natural Selection, Fossil records, Gene pool, Hardy Weinberg equations and word problems based on Hardy Weinberg equations, Speciation and its causes, adaptive radiation, Evidence for evolution: historical thought/experimental theories of evolution….. Biogenesis/Abiogenesis, Comparative anatomy and comparative embryology, Taxonomy: Cladograms and Phylogenetic Trees, Genetic change in a population, Patterns and causes of Evolution, Coacervate formation, Miller/Urey experiment. Molecular evidence (nucleotide sequence analysis, amino acid sequence analysis), Plus review of the Jan and Feb exams.

February

Practice Test

Topics

Cellular Division - Mitosis, Meiosis, Cell Regulation, Alterations of chromosome numbers, Karyotyping, Mendelian genetics, one and two factor crosses, incomplete dominance, codominance, pleiotropy, polygenic inheritance, sex-linked disorders, mutations and causes, human genetic diseases including chromosomal analysis, Variation of Traits, Pedigrees, Structure and function of nucleic acids, Experiments identifying DNA as the hereditary molecule, DNA replication, Roles of DNA and RNA, Protein synthesis, Viral DNA, Gene regulation and expression, Genetic engineering, DNA technology and genomics, Plus review of the Jan exam.

 

 

 



 

April

Practice Test



Topics

Evidence of diversity, Adaptation of organism to the environment, Types of biomes, Limiting factors in Biomes, Population density and dispersal patterns, Population structure and dynamics, Carrying capacity of a population, Exponential Growth, Human population, Boom-and-bust growth cycles, structural features of Communities, Interactions of autotrophs and heterotrophs, Flow of energy through an ecosystem, Symbiosis, Food cycles and webs, Cycles of Matter-Water, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus cycles, Ecological succession, Ecosystem models of energy flow, Ecological experimentation and analysis, Biomagnification and bioaccumulation, Factors affecting biodiversity in a population, Human Influence on ecosystems, Plus review of Jan, Feb, and March exams.

 

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