Biochemistry Teacher Resources

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You're not going to find lesson plans any better than those that are produced by The Washington Post. This one is all about insects, and it's a fabulous lesson! It's packed with terrific teaching ideas, student worksheets, website links, extension activities, and a wealth of information about the world of insects for your learners to absorb. Observing and classifying insects are the two main thrusts of th lesson.
This is not they typical set of teacher instructions. It is an organized chart of the important organic compounds. For each, the involved elements, the name of the building block monomers, the names of polymers, extra information, and a class demonstration is listed. Use this as a guide for preparing your lecture and demonstrations when introducing biology or biochemistry pupils to the biologically significant materials. You could even have your class do the demonstrations as a lab activity.
You can teach students about the importance of plants and the process of photosynthesis with motivating lesson plans. Follow along and find out how one science teacher uses experiments, stories, and her love of plants to get kids excited about photosynthesis.
How does one determine whether or not someone is at risk for breast cancer? Find out through a comprehensive case study involving two readings and a group activity in which learners assess four women's potential for acquiring the disease. There are many opportunities for extensions described in the teaching notes, so differentiation for this lesson is an option for those kids looking to delve deeper into the topic.
Mini microbiologists play a card game in which they group microorganisms by groups: virus, fungus, protist, or bacteria. Then they identify the roles different microbes play in the natural world and explore how humans effectively use certain microorganisms in food production and industry. This lesson is part of a unit on microbes, and is a fun addition to any middle school microbiology curriculum.
Life science learners read a set of six short Discovery Readings that describe historical events in the field of microbiology. For each, they identify clues about when the event occurred and then they try to arrange events in chronological order. It is a nice addition to a the unit on microbes. 
Kids compare what printed text looks like with the naked eye and under magnification. They discuss the extremely small scale that must be used to measure the size. They learn about the micrometer unit, then draw scale models of a variety of microorganisms based on information obtained from a microbe scaling chart. The result is a "Microbial Mural." Incorporate art and math into your life science by implementing this resource.
In a nutshell, your class will culture bacteria from their choice of surfaces. You will need to prepare or purchase agar plates. If you are new to this classic biology activity, this resource carefully walks you through the process of preparing the plates and the implementation of the activity. It includes safety information and extension ideas. The objective is to teach your class that microbes are everywhere and that they are amazingly varied.
Your life science class works in their groups to review the concept maps that they have constructed over the course of a microbiology unit. They share what they have learned with the rest of the class. In a second session, they are given the same assessment that they took on the first day of the unit. They compare their answers for the post-assessment to their answers to the pre-assessment responses. They will be encouraged by what they now know about microbes!
In the preceding lesson from the unit, beginning biologists discovered that microorganisms are everywhere, so the question follows, why are we not sick all of the time? Class members read and discuss an article in small groups about immunity. They do a little additional research online and use gathered information to complete an included crossword puzzle. The lesson can be used as part of the unit, or alone in a health curriculum as well.
It says that it is for a general biology course, but it seems to be more specific to biochemistry. Enzyme action and amino acid structure are the topics of this college level activity. Takers match protease enzymes to their specificities. They answer questions and analyze graphs of enzyme activity. 
Four multi-part questions and a chart of the amino acids fill the eleven pages of this biology assessment. Geared toward a college-level course, this resource queries takers about the structure and behavior of the cell membrane, photosynthesis, glycolysis, fermentation, respiration, and enzyme activity. This is appropriate for an organic chemistry or biochemistry course.
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in eight minutes. Part of a series of videos, it can stand alone or be used with the other videos to gain a deeper understanding of the covered concepts.
Public health trainees read and write a summary of the article, "A Whiff of Danger". The article is not available through the link, but can be found on the National Center for Biotechnology Information website. After summarizing, learners consult a chart of musk chemicals and answer questions about molecular weight, chemical structure,  and more. The complexity of the material makes it most appropriate for high school or college chemistry courses.
The molecular properties of water are the focus of this chemistry-based assignment. Multiple-choice, true-or-false, matching, and fill-in-the-chart style questions query assignees about the forces that hold the water molecule together, reactions between water and other materials, which ions are important to life, and more. Because the focus of the worksheet is water, this may be best used as a quiz in a biochemistry class.
Here is a college-level biology application focused on cellular structures. View a three-dimensional cell, explore organelles and other cell structures, watch videos of cells in action, and stain structures with your choice of colored stains.
Build virtual protein molecules by adding amino acids to the chain. It's a game and it's biochemistry tangled into one beautifully bonding experience.
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a genetically altered product. This incredible, 96-page plan is chock full of great teaching ideas, activities, assignments, worksheets, rubrics, video links, and website links that make implementation feasible.
Wow! Separate organelles from the cells of dried peas. Observe vacuoles in beet cells. Watch protists in action. Examine SEM photographs. Beginning biologists get a complete exposure to the structure and function of cell organelles. Two assessments are also available, which you can assign as homework. These activities can serve as the foundation for your curriculum on cell structure.
Twenty-six pages of biology questions, mostly in multiple-choice form, are included in the all-encompassing New York State Regents exam. It assesses every topic typically covered in a high-school biology course. Create your own answer sheet and use this as your final exam, or get ideas from it for questions to create your own. 

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