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 lesson can be used as a review or an introduction into concepts covered in Biochemistry and includes a pre-activity worksheet.
In this biology worksheet, high schoolers look at various steps involved in the biochemistry involved in the use of hormones on the human body.
For this biochemistry worksheet, students complete a concept map using 12 vocabulary words showing the characteristics of organic compounds.
You'll be feeling no pain when you add this little video to your lesson on the the integumentary system, nervous system, or biochemistry. The star of the show lectures on the process of sensing pressure and pain, as well as on the science and history of analgesics. You probably would only want to use this with high schoolers who have some exposure to biochemistry.
Science teachers can introduce basic chemical concepts to biology students.
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.
Students synthesize Indole-3-Acetic acid from 3-indolylacetonitrile. In this biochemistry activity, students determine the effect of different concentrations of IAA on lima beans. They explain how hormones help in plant development.
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.
In this word search learning exercise, learners locate 46 words related to biochemistry. The word list includes theory, reactant, and charge.
In this biochemistry worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle with 36 questions. They identify different polymers and functional groups.
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 nutrient biochemistry worksheet, students complete the blanks with information about nucleic acids and the process. Students also draw a figure referenced in the text given.
There is science behind the adage, "Cheaters never prosper!" Biochemistry or physical education classes find out how steroids, blood doping, and other performance-enhancing methods claim to work, and how unreliable and even dangerous they are. Best used in a flipped classroom, learners can watch this as an introduction or enrichment assignment. Links to reference websites provided should you want to assign additional research.
Not a lesson plan in the traditional sense, this is a collection of resources with which you can craft a lesson plan on metabolic processes. It includes an outline of topics, some brief discussion, and a large array of animations, images, and diagrams collected from the Internet, complete with their links. Think of it as projection resource library for the portion of your high school biochemistry unit that focuses on metabolism.
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.
The pocket mouse can be light brown like the sands of the desert, or dark brown like the volcanic lava flows that are interspersed throughout New Mexico's Valley of Fire. It seems that predators have weeded out light colored mice in this volcanic landscape. Scientists examine the genetic mutation in the gene Mc1r that leads to dark colored fur and formulate an explanation. Not only will you find an award-winning video here, but also four related lesson plans and a hands-on activity for your biology class.
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. 
In this evidence of evolution activity, 10th graders review notes given by referring to the Nelson Biology text, chapter 11/13. Students read the notes and the specified pages in the text.
This biochemistry practice exam queries takers on the organic molecules. Pupils write IUPAC names, identify boiling and melting points of different compounds, and more. This is definitely designed for a college-level biochemistry course, but if you have an AP chemistry class that is addressing some of these concepts it may be useful for you as well.

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