SUMMER reading & COURSEWORK
The Summer Reading & Coursework document for Summer 2016 is now available. See the embedded version below.
For summer science and math work, please visit the bottom of this page.
Please note: The math department strongly recommends that summer homework be completed in August and a review be done in the week leading up to the opening of school.
Teachers will be in touch with students over the summer regarding AP Chemistry coursework.
There is no summer coursework for AP Physics or Psychology.
The AP Biology course will begin with a rapid review of basic chemistry and biological information that students should be familiar with as part of their prerequisite course of study. In support of your review you will need to read Chapters 1 through 4 in the textbook. This information will be tested during the first week of the course. For the 2016-17 school year we will be using Campbell – Biology in Focus (AP Edition: ISBN 978-0-13-310217-8). This book has been recently written and is in the first edition which coincides with the recently redesigned AP Biology curriculum. In addition, registration instructions and a login code for the companion website, which includes a free electronic interactive text, will be sent (as soon as they are available) to all approved, enrolled students via Williston email by the course instructor.
AP environmental science
A) Read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
There are many study guides available on the internet. Pick one and use it to help you understand the messages in her book. Be prepared to engage in a thoughtful, knowledgeable discussion as well as take a quiz on the content on the first day of class.
B) Complete the required reading and questions from our text book. You must have this particular edition:
Friedland, Andrew and Relyea, Rick
Environmental Science for AP* Second Edition Copyright 2015
W.H. Freeman and Company/BFW New York, NY
i) Read and take notes on Unit 1. This includes Chapter 1 (Environmental Science: Studying the State of our Earth) and Chapter 2 (Environmental Systems)
ii) Complete the Chapter 1 AP Environmental Science Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) 1-11 and Free-Response Questions (FRQs) 1-2 on pages 28 and 29.
iii) Complete the Chapter 2 AP Environmental Science Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) 1-14 and Free-Response Questions (FRQs) 1-2 on pages 58-60.
Please click the following links for a page of required coursework and optional math review exercises.