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

February 17- Classwork and homework - Prepare for Unit 2 Test - Metabolism, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Fermentation.

Homework for February 8-9
  • 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 February 4-8

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

Homework February 2-3
  • 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.)
  • Complete: Photosynthesis Preview homework. 
  • Prepare for a discussion on photosynthesis next class.

Homework January 29-31
  • Go to this page ENZYME LAB follow the instructions and complete Pre-lab items 1-7. (Turn in via google document)

Homework January 25-26
  • Finish the homework assignment "Metabolism"  - found in your google drive
  • Watch the video below on ATP
  • Prepare for a quiz on Friday "Intro to Metabolism, Enzymes and ATP" - based on the first three videos

Homework January 21-24
  • Watch the two videos 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 .33pts/question. You may use any resource you'd like except for another person.  (please just write in the shared google doc ) 
An Introduction to Metabolism


Homework for Sept 29-30


  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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