The focus of the course is on understanding concepts rather than memorizing technical details and terminology. Laboratory work is a required element of all AP Bio courses, with an emphasis on the scientific method, problem solving, and research techniques. The AP Biology Exam format is: Section I: 90 minutes, 50% of final score Part A.
An experiment in progress. Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. A hypothesis is an educated guess about what you think will happen in a scientific experiment, based on your observations.