AP Biology Summer 2017

HI Everyone!

Challenge #1 – Growing a sunflower!! 

Just a quick note to remind everyone to plant their sunflower seed around July 1st. These are Mammoth sunflowers, which means that can grow 8 feet higher, or more.  I put a video here for you to view, but you can also check out other videos as well if you have any questions! This is your challenge – meaning I am reluctant to answer many questions. Read, seek and FIGURE IT OUT! 🙂 

Please NOTE that this plant needs to be your responsibility and is your project. It should not be cared for by other family members. I will not accept an excuse for a dead plant in general and blaming others (ex:’My grandmother killed it when we went away on vacation”) will only result in a ZERO for this project.

The plant is worth 20 points and the tracking form is worth 20 points. The tracking form should be filled out every time you interact with the plant. If it looks like you just noted everything down at once to hand in, I will not accept it. TRACK your progress! Measure! Describe! This is a simple collection of quantitative and qualitative data!

In addition, there are several varieties of sunflowers – if you plant a different one – I will know! If you run into a serious problem, contact me via email and I will tell you the name and type so that you can purchase new seeds.

In terms of the other work, PACE yourself! Do NOT let it go until the very end of summer. You will have a graphing test and a test on the Chi Square analysis, PLUS 5 chapters of Cornell notes. Be sure to know what you are doing!

Also…have a G-R-E-A-T summer and come back refreshed to have an amazing year in AP Biology!

Ms. Koziol

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