Biochemistry Teacher Resources

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Students create a semantic map utilizing material learned in previous biochemistry lessons. Their maps will include material on the four types of organic compunds previously explored in class.
Students play a "Biochemistry Taboo" game using their knowledge of Biological chemistry and taboo cards. This instructional activity can be used as a review or an introduction into concepts covered in Biochemistry and includes a pre-activity worksheet.
Science teachers can introduce basic chemical concepts to biology students.
In this biology worksheet, students look at various steps involved in the biochemistry involved in the use of hormones on the human body.
Students explore the process of chemosynthesis and relate it to the biological communities in cold seeps. In this biochemistry lesson students interpret analyses of enzyme activity and draw inferences about organisms in cold seep communities.
In this biochemistry activity, students complete a concept map using 12 vocabulary words showing the characteristics of organic compounds.
In this nutrient biochemistry worksheet, learners complete the blanks with information about nucleic acids and the process. Students also draw a figure referenced in the text given.
Students explore what amino acids are, their history and how they are used in technology.  In this protein lesson students identify the properties of proteins and amino acids.
How is a factory of robots similar to a cell? Examine cell structure, specialization, communication, replication, and more through the lens of a robot factory. Cell metaphors can be a fun concept as an assignment; after watching the video, challenge learners to come up with their own cell comparisons: a city, their house, the school, a company, etc. Give the class a list of cell structures that should be included in their metaphors, then have them draw their cell metaphors or create a flip book showing the structure in the cell and the comparable item and how the two are similar. 
An information-packed eight-page article detailing the history of understanding active transport across cell membranes makes up the bulk of this handout. Two pages of reading comprehension and critical-thinking questions follow. The article is fascinating and illuminates the importance of aquaporins and the ion channels present in cell membranes. This reading analysis would serve as an enriching assignment for your biology class when studying the cell membrane or homeostasis.
Young scholars determine the impact of permafrost to the surrounding ecology. In this thermal erosion lesson, students examine the tributaries, communities and permafrost regions of the Yukon River. They evaluate the impact to the salmon survival rate.
Concepts learned in the study of mitosisand biochemistry help when making life or death decisions. Compile a notebook or portfolio of work related to the project can make the research more organized and relevant.
Students formulate a hypothesis regarding the validity of the current status of the Arizona Hedgehog cactus as a distinct variety of cactus. They design a procedure to isolate DNA from the tissue of plants, given a list of chemicals and equipment, and prior knowledge of the structure and biochemistry of plant cells.
Young scholars synthesize Indole-3-Acetic acid from 3-indolylacetonitrile. In this biochemistry lesson, students determine the effect of different concentrations of IAA on lima beans. They explain how hormones help in plant development.
Definitely geared toward college level biology, this activity is a survey of metabolism and biosynthesis. All questions require learners to write out short explanations, and a few include the analysis of graphs. The subtopics of the assignment are metabolism, thermodynamics, kinetics, ATP, and glycolysis. Use this as a biochemistry unit review.
Three subtopics are covered by this biochemistry assignment. Biology masters answer questions about photosynthesis and aerobic respiration. This is a well-designed learning exercise, complete with complex and colorful diagrams for college learners to interpret. Administer it to your class as a unit review.
Students explore biotechnology through various activities. In this biology lesson, students analyze its pros and cons. They study and read informative articles about biotechnology.
Students group various foods according to whether they are proteins, carbohydrates, or lipids. This activity is a multisensory way of introducing students to biochemistry. Students also learn how icons represent the molecular composition of each of the food groups.
Pupils identify and interpret the concept of an ecosystem and the potential impact humans have on ecosystems. They also proficient in organized and methodical Internet searches. Finally, students become proficient with public speaking and formal presentations.
For this word search worksheet, students locate 46 words related to biochemistry. The word list includes theory, reactant, and charge.

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