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Biology (ACP) 511
Unit 2 ACP - Biochemistry
TIME FRAME: 1.5 weeks
What is the composition and arrangement of atomic components?
In what ways can atoms be modified to change their chemical properties?
What are the different chemical associations among atoms and molecules and their properties?
How does the bonding of atoms relate to the resultant properties of the molecules?
What is meant by pH and how does it affect the life process?
What are the major catagories of organic molecules and their role in living systems?
In what way do enzymes facilitate chemical reactions and how does their structure relate to this function?
1. Matter and its forms
2. Composition and organization of the atom
3. Chemical reactions and the role of enzymes
4. Covalent, ionic, and hydrogen bonds -- the conditions and resulting bond strength for each
5. pH: the pH scale, accuracy of pH measurement techniques (indicators vs. litmus paper vs. probes), buffers, and its impact on molecular design
6. Organic molecules: carbohydrates (monosaccarides, disaccardies, polysaccarides), lipids (phospholipids, triglycerides, cholesterol), proteins (structural vs. enzymatic), and nucleic acids (DNA vs. RNA)
Students in Biology I will develop the ability to:
1. Describe and illustrate atomic structure,
2. Relate atomic structure to its reactivity,
3. Describe the formation of covalent and ionic bonds,
4. Compare and contrast covalent and ionic bonds,
5. Compare and contrast polar and nonpolar molecules,
6. Describe hydrogen bonds and their role in living systems
7. Qualitatively determine pH and its relevence to living systems,
8. Compare the accuracy of pH measurement techniques -- indicators, litmus paper and probes,
9. Describe the role and mechanism behind buffers in living organisms,
10. Describe both structure and function of the major classes of organic molecules.
1. The use of pH indicators, paper, and probes
2. The use of molecular model kits for constructing organic and inorganic molecules
Objective/Subjective testing (30-40: 70-60 percent ratio)
pH and Buffering (techniques for measure including CBL's)
Cooperative activities involving molecular structure and bonding