AP Biology Unit 2: Storing, Converting, and Releasing Free Energy

Homework for Sept 29-30

Homework for Sept. 25-27
  • Preview Cellular Respiration and Fermentation with your note packets and the videos found below
  • Complete the Respiration/Fermentation Preview assignment (shared google document). - follow the included instructions - this does not have to all be completely finished but get a good start on it.

Homework for Sept. 17-22
  • Watch the photosynthesis videos 2-5 below - work on your note packets while watching
  • Prepare for Big Photosynthesis Quiz - 

Homework Sept. 15-16
  • Watch the first photosynthesis video, "overview" (see below)
    • Then go to this page (Photosynthesis Lab) and follow the instructions. Complete pre-lab items 1- 6 and brainstorm #7. (turn in #1-6 via google document.)
  • Work on Photosynthesis Preview homework. (its in your google drive) - You may need to preview the other photosynthesis videos below.
  • Prepare for a discussion on photosynthesis next class.

Homework Sept. 9-10
  • Watch the first video below
  • Take notes in your new note packets.
  • Optional - Complete any test corrections - your re-test will be found in your google drive- Give the correct answer with a rationale to show understanding to recover .5pts/question. You may use any resource you'd like except for another person.  (please submit this via a shared google doc - titled correctly) 
Homework Sept. 11-14
  • Finish the classwork/homework assignment "Metabolism" 
  • Prepare for a quiz on Monday "Intro to Metabolism and Enzymes" - use the videos below
  • Go to this page ENZYME LAB follow the instructions and complete Pre-lab items 1-7. (Turn in via google document)
An Introduction to Metabolism




Homework for Sept. 27-29
  • Preview Cellular Respiration and Fermentation with your note packets and the videos found below
  • Complete the Respiration/Fermentation Preview assignment (shared google document). - follow the included instructions
Homework for Oct. 1-2
  • Finish reviewing the Respiration and Fermentation Videos while working on your note packets
  • Respiration Lab - Go to this link for the respiration lab and work through the prelab links so you can answer the prelab questions. We will discuss this more in class.
Homework for Oct. 3-7
  • Finish Respiration Lab - Post Lab write up.  Use the sample data if necessary. Turn in via Google Docs (make sure to title correctly)
  • Complete the handout given in class for a homework grade - "Resp/ferm quiz and test overflow questions" - I will have a review session to go over this Monday at lunch.
  • Study for Unit 2 Exam - it will be similar in structure to the first exam.  Don't forget to review metabolism, enzymes, photosynthesis, respiration and fermentation.
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      Essential Questions:
    • How are materials moved into and out of cells to maintain homeostasis?
    • How does free energy organize life?
    • How is energy stored in living systems?
    • How is energy transferred within and between living systems?
    • How are energy transfers facilitated in living systems?
    • How do cells modify and control metabolic activities?
    • How is sunlight energy captured and converted into chemical bond energy.
    • How is chemical bond energy of fuel molecules release in manageable amounts and forms?
    • Describe passive and active transports across the cell membrane.
    • Discuss how relative concentration gradients and water potential play a role in transport across selectively permeable membranes
    • Describe how energy is stored and released from chemical bonds.
    • Define the laws of thermodynamics and discuss how they apply within living cells.
    • Define free energy and discuss how life depends on the availability of free energy.
    • Illustrated the ATP / ADP + P + energy cycle.
    • Discuss energy coupling.
    • Explain the function and limitations of enzymes.
    • Highlight the relationship between the structure of the enzyme and its functioning.
    • Discuss metabolic control.  (feedback)
    • Emphasize plant and other photosynthetic organisms’ role in the overall energy systems of living things on earth.
    • Explain the processes of photosynthesis in detail.  Relating the processes to the previous discussion on energy.
    • Explain chemiosmosis in detail.  How do the structures and properties of membranes play a role in this process?
    • Illustrate the cyclic nature and interdependence of these processes.
    • Discuss and illustrate alternative pathways for carbon fixation in plants.
    • Describe fermentation and respiration in detail.
    • Relate the processes of respiration to photosynthesis.
    • Discuss the role of these energy releasing pathways to the interdependence of organisms.
    • Highlight the role enzymes and membranes, free energy, and properties of water play in these processes.
    Activities, Readings and Viewings:
    • Read Campbell chapters 6, 10, and 9
    • Video Tutorials
    • Diffusion/Osmosis Lab
    • Enzyme Lab
    • Photosynthesis Lab I
    • Photosynthesis Lab II
    • Fermentation Lab
    • Respiration Lab
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