Biochemistry Teacher Resources
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Winogradsky Columns: Microbial Ecology in the Classroom
Winogradsky columns are ideal for observing the role of bacteria and other microorganisms in an ecosystem. This student activity guide is complete with data tables for observations and analysis questions for processing what was observed. There is an accompanying lecture series, Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future that can be used with high school or college biology classes.
9th - 12th Science 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
How did the stickleback fish, which was once ocean bound, evolve to be able to persist in freshwater lakes? Hear from the scientists who identified the genes and related switches that allowed these survivors to adapt. In addition to the video, find a film guide, lab activities, and worksheets to make the genetics lesson practical.
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?
In an introductory instructional activity, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the passing of germs by hands, mini microbiologists get an ultraviolet view of the importance of hand washing.
5th - 8th Science 65 Views 48 Downloads
Tools of Magnification
Life science learners need to be able to use a microscope. With this comprehensive resource, they first experience how lenses and magnification work, and then get familiar with using a compound microscope. Tremendous background information, detailed set-up and procedure instructions, and even a video that acts as a teaching guide, work together to thoroughly prepare you to implement this classic and vital lesson.
5th - 8th Science 66 Views 50 Downloads
Observing Different Microbes
Following directions from a colorful slide preparation card, beginning biologists examine three different live microorganisms: bacteria, yeast, and paramecia. This is not an unusual activity to do with your class, but if you are doing it for the first time or need a refresher, the lesson plan is so well-written that you will have no questions.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 18 Downloads
Infectious Disease Case Study
Small groups of life science learners look at Allison's symptoms and discuss a diagnosis. They use a chart of illnesses and draw symptom clues from an envelope to determine what illness she has. A lesson like this gives children an opportunity to role-play and practice critical thinking skills.
5th - 8th Science 38 Views 30 Downloads
From Genes to Jeans
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.
7th - 9th Science 65 Views 220 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 70 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Biology 2006
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.
9th - 12th Science 51 Views 399 Downloads
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.
7th - 10th Science 48 Views 72 Downloads
The Four Groups of Biologically Important Compounds
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.
7th - 12th Science 28 Views 85 Downloads
2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry students. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and decomposition rate of hydrogen peroxide.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 10 Downloads
Investigating Factors That Affect Cell Membrane Permeability
Cell membranes and the factors that affect its integrity are studied, with Beet tissue used as the model. A poster to display findings of the permeability of the membranes would clarify understanding and also allow a layer of language arts preparation.
9th - 12th Science 50 Views 174 Downloads
Looking at evolution in detail, this thorough worksheet has complex questions requiring details and explanations of natural selection and diversity. Various examples of biological characteristics are available, and students choose the relevant theories they support from the multiple choice options.
10th - 12th Science 54 Views 413 Downloads
Survival of the Fittest - Variations in the Clam Species Clamys sweetus
It's not often that you come across a clever laboratory activity that is both imaginative and comprehensive! Using M&M's and Reese's peanut butter candies to represent two different clam species, young biologists test for "relative shell hardness" by crushing them according to a prescribed technique.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 57 Downloads
Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes
Three terrific experiments are delineated in this biology resource. After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
9th - 12th Science 70 Views 142 Downloads
Who Took Jerell's iPod? ~ An Organic Compound Mystery
Within the setting of a crime scene investigation, biochemistry beginners analyze organic compounds as a means of determining "Who dunnit." They use a brown paper test for lipids, glucose test strips and iodine to identify carbohydrates, and Biuret reagent for proteins.
7th - 12th Science 52 Views 131 Downloads
Photosynthesis Lesson Plans
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.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 170 Downloads
Chromosomes, Chromatids, Chromatin, etc.
See how the strands of DNA separate and become a template for a replica to be incorporated in a new cell! The microbiology and biochemistry of the process is detailed. This lecture refers to the concepts of transcription and translation when making a protein.
18 mins 10th - 12th Science 8 Views 32 Downloads