Chemistry of Life (core)

Teaching Ideas:

Chemical Elements and Water:

- Compare temp. changes in air and water over 24h, using datalogger
- Student modeling: giant straw race (adhesion and cohesion)

Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins

- Who took Jerrel's iPod? Organic compound mystery, from Serendip
- Draw structures online with emolecules.com

DNA Structure

- Simple DNA Extraction from woodrow.org

DNA Replication

- Cut and Paste activity from accessexellence
- Candy DNA Replication from accessexcellence

Transcription and Translation

- Protein Synthesis running dictation

Enzymes

- Pineapple enzymes, by Elspeth Fraser (.doc)

Labs in Allott and Mindorff "Biology Course Companion":
- p. 71 Diastase in Barley Seeds
- p. 72 The Effect of pH on Proteases
- p. 74 The Effect of Temperature on Lipases
- p. 75 The Effect of Substrate Concentration on Catalase
- p. 78 Immobilizing Lactase

Cell Respiration

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Photosynthesis

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RECOMMMENDED TEXTS: Chemistry of Life