Students will illustrate how autotrophs perform either photosynthesis or chemosynthesis to transform light or inorganic chemicals into chemical energy  through the use of website mitochondriamodels, diagrams and chemical equations.   Students will provide explanations that cellular respiration and fermentation are chemical processes whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken via multi step pathways into ATP –  resulting in a net transfer of energy.  Students will provide evidence for the cycling of carbon and the flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.  Students will illustrate that the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration are interdependent in their reactants and products.

website resources
Lectures and Notes:

Honors Biology Syllabus
Notes: Chapter 4

PowerPoint: Lecture Chapter 4
PowerPoint: Energy (optional)
Summary of Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Quizlet: Cell Energy (student created)
Quizlet: Cell Energy (student created)
Quizlet: Cell Energy (student created)
Kahoot: Photosynthesis
Kahoot: Cellular Respiration


Formal Lab Write-up
Unit 3 Study Guide
Worksheet: Chapter 4 Defining Terms
Worksheet: Chemical Energy and ATP
Worksheet: Photosynthesis and Cell Energy
Worksheet: Cellular Respiration and Cell Energy
Worksheet: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Grading Rubric: Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab: Root Beer Fermentation
Lab: Penny Battery
Cell Energy and ATP
Lab: Photosynthesis and Leaf Disks

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 2
Chapter 4 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology
Practice Tests: Biology Junction


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)