Summer and Fall 2018 Readings

Hi everyone! Hope your summer is enjoyable!

This page is mostly for individuals who will not be in the class for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year at Central Collegiate and mostly functions as strongly recommended readings. Since you have taken Biology 30 before, a lot of the content should feel like review, combined with additional content and depth that are required for this course.

I strongly encourage you to cover all of these (I recommend do a section and a video per night). You can also access previous course content organized into units on my website under the AP Biology tab to get a decent idea of what we’ll be covering.

February-April will largely consist of exam preparation and labs, so there won’t be much content by the time you join us.

If you need any support, feel free to send me an email at

See you all soon,
Mr. Petlak

Recommended Reading Textbook:

OpenStax: Biology for AP Courses –

Recommended YouTube Viewings:

Bozeman Science AP Biology Video Essentials

Bozeman Science – AP Biology Science Practices