Proteins and Specialization Syllabus: Chapter 7 – General Biology

B.1.2 Understand that the shape of a molecule determines its role in the many different types of cellular processes (e.g., metabolism, homeostasis, growth and development, and heredity) and understand that the majority of these processes involve proteins that act as enzymes.

B.1.3 Explain and give examples of how the function and differentiation of cells is influenced by their external environment (e.g., temperature, acidity and the concentration.

B.5.4 Explain how the unique shape and activity of each protein is determined by the sequence of its amino acids

B.5.5 Understand that proteins are responsible for the observable traits of an organism and for most of the functions within an organism.

Essential Vocabulary for Proteins and Specialization

Protein

amino acid

monomer

enzyme

substrate

denature

specialization

tissue

organ

organ system

Proteins and Specialization Lesson Outline – General Biology

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8/16

Due: None!

Schedule:

  • Finish Vocab Squares
  • Specialization THIEVES
  • Cells Intro Video (Frank G)

HW: none

8/17

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Proteins and Specialization Notes
  • Specialization and Proteins 1-Pager

HW:  none

8/18

Due: None

Schedule:

  • Enzymes Intro Interactive

HW:  none

8/21

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Enzyme Notes
  • Enzymes 1 Pager

HW: none

8/22

Due: Guided Reading

Schedule:

  • Vocabulary Kahoot
  • Vocabulary Quiz
  • PlayDoh Lab

HW: finish lab

8/23

Due: PlayDoh Lab

Schedule:

  • Potato Enzyme Lab

HW:  finish lab

8/24

Due: Potato Lab

Schedule:

  • Test Review and Review Guide

HW: Review Guide

8/25

Due: Review Guide

Schedule:

  • Proteins and Specialization Test

HW: none

Big Ideas:

What are cells and what makes them unique.

What makes cells work?

What are the importance of enzymes?  

How do proteins and enzymes relate to homeostasis?

Protein Structure                                Enzymes                                Specialization

Chapter 2.3: pages 48-49                        Chapter 2.4: pages                        50-55        Chapter 7.4: pages 214-217