biochem website 2
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
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
CUSD Student Handbook
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
PowerPoint Rubric: Lab-Macromolecules
Interactive Periodic Table
Unit 1 Study Guide
Quizlet Review (student created)
Quizlet Review (student created)
Quizlet Review (student created)
Quizlet Review Biochemistry (student created)


Student Bios
Chapter 1 & 2 Review
Biochemistry Review
How to write a hypothesis
Scientific Method in Action
Identify the Controls and Variables

Pogil: Properties of Water
Tardigrades: ‘Water bears’ stuck on the moon after crash
CER: A sense of humor helps keep you healthy

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Formal Lab Write-up
Lab: The “Black Box”
Lab: Evidence vs. Inference
Lab: Data Analysis
Lab: Is Sammy Alive
Lab: Designing an Experiment
Lab: The Scientific Method
Lab: Lost on the Moon
Lab: Properties of Water
Lab: Using Acid-Base Indicators
Lab: Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Lab: Buffers and pH
Lab: Organic Foods
Lab: Quicklab textbook Life Under Microscope
Lab: Lactase_Evolution_Salivary_Amylase_Student
Lab: The Chemical Nature of Enzymes
Lab: Enzyme Action on Starch
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

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Seinfeld: The Scientific Method
Properties of Water
5 tips to improve your critical thinking  (video worksheet)
Enzymes: The Proteins that Remind Us of Pac-Man
TedEd: How to speed up chemical reactions
TedEd: How atoms bond
TedEd: What is fat?
TedEd: What’s the difference between accuracy and precision?
TedEd: How polarity makes water behave strangely
TedEd: From DNA to Silly Putty, the diverse world of polymers
TedEd: The science of macaroni salad: What’s in a molecule?
TedEd: How does the thyroid manage your metabolism?
Bozeman: Positive and Negative Feedback Loops
Introduction to Homeostasis
Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp


PowerPoint Review Game Templates