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Living systems require a myriad of chemical reactions on a constant basis and each of these chemical reactions relies on the cooperation between a specific enzyme and its substrates. Students provide
explanations on how the structure and activity of enzymes in
various conditions (i.e. pH) play a role in these biological reactions. The polymers important to life include Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Students will construct a model showing dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis to demonstrate how
interactions between constituent parts of polymers and molecular orientation determine their function and explain why these reactions are necessary to carry out fundamental life processes.

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Lectures and Notes:

Honors Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Lab Format
Student Notes: Chapter 1
Student Notes: Chapter 2
PowerPoint Lecture Chapter 1
PowerPoint Lecture Chapter 2
PowerPoint: Properties of Matter (optional)
PowerPoint Rubric: Biochemistry worksheet
Interactive Periodic Table


Student Bios
Chapter 1 Defining Terms
Chapter 2 Defining Terms
Chapter 1 & 2 Review
Biochemistry Review
Scientific Method in Action
Identify the Controls and Variables

Pogil: Properties of Water
Unit 1 Study Guide

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Formal Lab Write-up
Lab: Data Analysis

Lab: Is Sammy Alive
Lab: The Scientific Method
Lab: Lost on the Moon
Lab: Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Lab: Buffers and pH
Lab: Organic Foods
Lab: Quicklab textbook Life Under Microscope
Lab: Lactase_Evolution_Salivary_Amylase_Student
Lab: Enzyme Action on Starch
Lab: The Properties of Water
Lab: Macromolecule Virtual online lab
Lab: Organic Compounds

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 1
Chapter 1 Review Game
Chapter 2 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology
Practice Tests: Biology Junction


Seinfeld: The Scientific Method
Properties of Water
Enzymes: The Proteins that Remind Us of Pac-Man


PowerPoint Review Game Templates