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This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is most appropriate for your biochemistry buffs. It is straightforward, educational, and contains explanatory diagrams. It earns an A+!
Ms. Strohfeldt did not omit anything when she designed this comprehensive lesson plan on DNA mutation and sex-linked traits. Begin with a pretest as an anticipatory set. Read a case history of the Clark family and the occurrence of hemophilia in the family. Biologists perform a simulation of a gel electrophoresis for each member of the family and explore DNA sequences. You will find detailed teacher's notes, worksheets with answer keys, and resource links to help you teach this lesson.
Written for an introductory organic and biochemistry course, this exam will challenge your class. They label functional groups and stereocenters on drawings of molecules, draw structures given the name, complete drawings of chemical reactions, and answer questions about the characteristics of organic compounds. There are 13 problems in all, and a periodic table is provided for reference.
Though this isn't the neatest reproduction of a worksheet, the exercises in understanding organic molecules are invaluable. In addition to answering questions about the general structure of biomolecules, diagrams displaying a condensation reaction and hydrolysis are provided for learners to assess. You will be happy to add this to your supply of biochemistry assignments.
Suitable for any biochemistry unit, this worksheet helps learners summarize what they know about carbohydrates. They explain the elements found in carbohydrate molecules, the roles carbohydrates play, and the chemical structure of different sugar molecules. They even discuss the special materials, cellulose, and chitin. Assign this as a review prior to giving a quiz on the topic.
It's obvious why someone photocopied this somewhat faded and not properly aligned worksheet to use in their biology or biochemistry class: the content is excellent. Pupils must describe the structure and function of proteins by writing short answers to 12 questions. The highlight, however, is at the end of the worksheet, amino acid diagrams are displayed on which learners identify the carboxyl groups, amino groups, and R' groups.
Biochemistry scholars will be well prepared for an exam on biomolecules after completing this concise assignment! There are 75 short-answer questions about the chemical makeup, functions, and relationships between organic molecules. Learners will address carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes. Have them complete the worksheet and use it as a study guide.
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.
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.
This five-page exam was designed for a biochemistry and organic chemistry course. It covers the molecular geometry and properties of organic comounds. Test takers identify compounds, functional groups, and isomers. They draw Lewis structures and the products of chemical reactions.
Although the images on the opening slide are not displayed, the slideshow itself is informative, orderly, and eye-catching. A graphic organizer sorts matter into its classifications: elements, compounds, and mixtures. Examples are given of each. Five slides on sulfur seem out of place, but can be hidden should you choose not to include them in this otherwise outstanding PowerPoint.
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.
For anyone studying biochemistry, it is important to understand the amazing properties of water. Here, learners draw the water molecule and explain the bonds it is able to form. They undertake explanations of adhesion, cohesion, solubility, and capillarity. They tell how the specific heat is of benefit to organisms and discuss ionization and buffer action. Note that the handout is a photocopy in pdf format rather than an original document.
Not only will biochemists answer 15 questions about lipid molecules, they will also review what they know about carbohydrate molecules. This is a straightforward assignment that lists the questions and allows space for writing answers. Questions are typical for the topic and should be useful for any biology or biochemistry course.
Give biology or chemistry or biochemistry learners a good serving of carbohydrate with this PowerPoint. They will view slides that differentiate among monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. They learn how starch and glycogen are broken down by hydrolysis reactions. Additionally, they discover the characteristics of cellulose and chitin. This is a compact collection of slides, but valuable for introducing learners to carbohydrates.
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.
You will need a photovoltaic system and monitor at your school in order to obtain all of the data required to thoroughly implement this lesson. Your class monitors daily temperature and insolation amounts over a two week span of time. They also refer to a hardiness zone map and a tomato yield table for different varieties of tomatoes. From the combination of information, they determine whether or not it is a suitable time to grow tomatoes. You are so fortunate if your school uses solar panels because this is a terrific lesson in variables that influence tomato growth!
Although the lesson plan was written for learners about to visit an aquarium, there is plenty of valuable material here, even without access to the specified exhibit. Advanced biology or environmental science learners are introduced to convergent and divergent evolution concepts and compare the homologous or analogous structures of otters, seals, and sea lions. You could use pictures from the Internet in place of going to the actual exhibit animals.