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UNIT 3: CHEMISTRY OF LIFE
- State Goal 11: CAS A:1,2; B: 1-5, 7-10, 14 ,16
- State Goal 12: CAS A: 13,14; C: 1, 3-5
INTRODUCTION - BIOLOGY THE BIG PICTURE!/ATOMS OF LIFE
Discuss CASE objectives
Biology diagram: "The Big Picture"
What's an atom?: Protons, neutrons, electrons
HW: Atoms of life worksheet
ATOMS OF LIFE CONTINUTED
Bonding: Ionic vs. Covalent
Dihydrogen Monoxide: WATER!!!!
HW: Penny Pre-lab
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE
Penny Lab: Investigating hydrogen bonding in WATER!
HW: Write up penny lab
pH- UN, FUN, FUN!
Background worksheet on pH (acids, bases, indicators)
Pre-lab pH: Design an experiment to test the acidity/basisity of 8 different substances
HW: pH lab write up
INTRO TO MACROMOLECULES
Students work in groups to prepare a presentation on a macromolecule
Students build a model of their compound out of CANDY!!
HW: Prepare presentations
Students present macromolecules
Audience takes notes on MM wkst
HW: Study for Biochem quiz
WRAPPING UP THE BIOCHEM UNIT
Assessment: Unit Quiz
Review biochem concepts
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Last Update: August, 24 2000