Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Oct 8
Mon

block day

Students will know most macromolecules (polysaccharides, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids) in cells and organisms are synthesized from a small collection of simple precursors.

1) Vocabulary Quiz over Ch 19 & 20, 18, & 1
2) World's greatest predator video clip
3) Students ask question about Ecology Test Study Guide

Oct 10
Wed

Min Day

Students will know stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. 1) Homework: vocab & cues for ch 3
2) Test over Ecology Unit Ch 18, 19, 20 (study guide)

Oct 12
Fri

block day

Students will know most macromolecules (polysaccharides, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids) in cells and organisms are synthesized from a small collection of simple precursors.

1) Atomic structure and covalent bonding
2) Making molecules out of C, H, O, & N
3) "Sweet Talk" lecture on carbohydrates (monosaccharides, disaccharides, & polysaccharides)
4) Organic compounds lab: testing for monosaccharides & starch

Homework: Detailed Outline of Ch 3 Section 2

Oct 15
Mon

1-6 day

Students will know most macromolecules (polysaccharides, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids) in cells and organisms are synthesized from a small collection of simple precursors. 1) Lipids discussion
2) Testing for lipids & carbs

Oct 17
Wed

block day

 

Students will know enzymes are proteins that catalyze biochemical reactions without altering the reaction equilibrium and the activities of enzymes depend on the temperature, ionic conditions, and pH of the surroundings. 1) Nucleic Acids coding for Proteins & Enzymes discussion
2) Coding for insulin (worksheet)
3) Lab: Effects of ____ on enzyme activity levels.
4) Homework: Ch 3 Sect 2 Study Guide
Oct 19
Fri
 

1) Ch 3 Sect 2 Study Guide Due
2) Loop activity for biochemistry knowledge
3) Finish "Effects of Temp and pH on Enzyme Activity" lab

Homework: study for Monday's vocabulary test (15 words from Ch 3; 5 words from CH 19 & 20; 5 words from Ch 18; & 5 words from Ch 1)

Take practice vocabulary test at Quia (please log in)