Biology – Kelcey Burris

Kelcey Burris is currently the Department Chair of Science and teaches AP Biology at Union High School in Camas, Washington. He started his teaching career in Naples, Florida and has been teaching AP Biology for the past 22 years.

As a College Board Endorsed Consultant for AP Biology and Lead Consultant for AP Biology he has presented one-day and week-long workshops throughout the United States and internationally in Guam, Chengdu, China, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Istanbul, Turkey, and Shanghai, China. Kelcey has been a reader for the AP Biology Exam for the past 12 years. He was a member of the AP Daily team producing Topic Videos for the AP Biology Curriculum on AP Classroom. He earned a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and a Master’s in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.

He is the head coach for girls’ soccer at his high school, and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.

Why attend an in-person APSI? Meaningful discussions and collaborations! Opportunities to do hands-on activities and laboratory experiments.

Cellular respiration laboratory with peas experiment measuring temperature, concentration of oxygen gas, concentration of carbon dioxide gas as a function of time.

Doing this hands-on laboratory experiment during an APSI helps teachers develop an effective lesson for their students so that their students can be successful answers cellular respiration questions on an AP Biology Test.

AP Biology Test Question