|By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 02:39 pm: Edit|
IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE TAKEN CHEMISTRY BEFORE TAKING AP BIO? AND IF SO WHY?
|By Studiousvegetar (Studiousvegetar) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 03:04 pm: Edit|
At my school, they say you have to. There is some bio-chemistry involved. For example, the structures of different molecules are made up of different elements and compounds. I took chem. last year and I'm in AP bio right now.
|By Apguy (Apguy) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 03:10 pm: Edit|
|By Heythere (Heythere) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 04:44 pm: Edit|
I say not really but it is a prerequisite
|By Sike (Sike) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 08:46 pm: Edit|
I am took AP Bio, and having taken Chem before, I would say absolutely not. Its really no help--the chemical concepts main involves these: you need to know a few basics reactions types; you need to know the geenral structures of numberous proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and fundamental components; you need to know how ionic and covalent bonding work and how energy is involved. That's about it.
PS: My school doesn't require a chem prequisite and its never been a concern.
|By Lick_My_Beanbag (Lick_My_Beanbag) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:09 pm: Edit|
Look, if you understand the basic concepts of chemistry you should have no problem. I took Chem at a JC and aced AP Biology, basically it's only one or two chapters out of Biology [Campbell Reece] which is pretty easy to understand. Just talk to the teacher and have him reccomend you. But yes, understanding of chemistry is fundamental to your understanding of Biology.
|By Tbone (Tbone) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:15 pm: Edit|
Chemistry is 7% of the AP Bio test, so I think a solid understanding should be beneficial, but certainly not necessary.
|By Pierrecurie (Pierrecurie) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:18 pm: Edit|
If I have taken ap chem the year before, then I'm guranteed a 5 then, right? I'm hoping next year will be a breeze...
|By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:22 pm: Edit|
Thanks a lot guys
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