The cells of all organisms- from algae to whales to people- need chemical energy for all of their processes.  Some organisms, such as diatoms and plants, absorb energy from sunlight.  Some of the energy is stored in sugars.  Cells break down sugars to produce usable chemical energy for their functions.  Without organisms that make sugars, living things on Earth could not survive. (McDougal Little)  Chapter 4

website resources
Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Student Notes: Unit 3 (Chapter 4)
PowerPoint Lecture Unit 3 (Chapter 4) 
Quizlet: Chapter 4 Defining Terms
Quizlet: Unit 3 Test Review  (student created)
Quizlet: Unit 3 Test Review  (student created)
Quizlet: Unit 3 Test Review  (student created)


Chapter 4 Defining Terms
Chapter 4 Concept Review
Chemical Energy and ATP
Photosynthesis and Respiration (Pogil)

Unit 3 Study Guide
PowerPoint Rubric: Unit 3 Study Guide

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab:  “Photosynthesis Books” (Children’s Book)
Lab: Penny Battery
Lab: Cell Energy and ATP

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 3
Chapter 4 Review Game

Textbook Animated Biology


Ted Ed: A Guide to Energy on Earth
World’s Most Asked Questions: What Is Energy?
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Energy
Ted Ed: Photosynthesis Light reaction, Calvin cycle, Electron Transport
Virtual Cell: Light Reactions
Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis, Krebs cycle, Electron Transport
Cellular Respiration and the Mighty Mitochondria
Photosynthesis and the Teeny Tiny Pigment Pancakes
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 
Ted Ed: The simple story of photosynthesis and food
Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8
Photosynthesis (Light Reactions)
Bozeman Science:  Cellular Respiration