10/17 & 10/18
- Membranes Test Results
- Molecules to Metabolism Introduction
- Anabolism vs catabolism
- Urea use & synthesis
- Molecular biology explains living processes in terms of the chemical substances involved
- Carbon atoms can form four covalent bonds allowing a diversity of stable compounds to exist
- LIfe is based on carbon compounds including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
- Metabolism is the web of all the enzyme-catalyzed reactions in a cell or organism
- Anabolism is the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler molecules including the formation of macromolecules from monomers by condensation reactions
- Catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules into simpler molecules including the hydrolysis of macromolecules into monomers
- Application: Urea is an example of a compound that is produced by living organisms but can also be artificially synthesized.
- 2.1 Notes: Molecules to Metabolism
10/19 & 10/22
- Quiz: 2.1 Molecules to Metabolism
- Water & it’s importance
- NYT Water Bottle Survey
- Skill: Drawing molecular diagrams of glucose, ribose, a saturated fatty acid and a generalized amino acid.
- Skill: Identification of biochemicals such as sugars, lipids, or amino acids from molecular diagrams.
- Water molecules are polar and hydrogen bonds form between the Hydrogen bonding and dipolarity explain the cohesive, adhesive, thermal and solvent properties of water
- Substances can be hydrophilic or hydrophobic
- Application: Comparison of the thermal properties of water with those of methane.
- Application: Modes of transport of glucose, amino acids, cholesterol, fats, oxygen and sodium chloride in blood in relation to their solubility in water.
- Application: Use of water as a coolant in sweat.
- 2.2 Notes: Water
- Reading: Pg 40 (hydrogen bonds), 46-52
- Quiz: 2.2 Water
- Water Crisis Presentations
- Demonstration: Soluble (carbs/sugar) vs insoluble (lipid/butter)
- Model Building Lab: Carbohydrates
- Demonstration: Physical model building: Condensation & Hydrolysis, triglyceride formation
- 2.3 video notes
- Reading: Pg 68-77
- Quiz: 2.3 Carbs & Lipids
- How to read scientific papers
- BMI Evaluation Activity
- BMI & Cancer
- Application: Scientific evidence for health risks of trans fats and saturated fatty acids.
- Application: Evaluation of evidence and the methods used to obtain the evidence for health claims made about lipids.
- Skill: Use of molecular visualization software to compare cellulose, starch and glycogen.
- Skill: Determination of body mass index by calculation or use of nomogram.
11/2 & 11/6
Evaluation Practice 1: Osmosis in Plant Tissues
Membranes retake deadline: 11/2