Unit 2: Biochemistry

Lesson 1: 

The Periodic Table  & Lewis Dot Structures

September 02-06

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Supplemental Videos:

Please check out these videos for a better understanding of concepts and ideas discussed in class.

The Octet Rule

Mass Number vs. Atomic Mass

Atomic Mass: Introduction

Valance Electrons & The Periodic Table

Crash Course: The Periodic Table

Elements on the Periodic Table #2

Elements on the Periodic Table: Good Visual/Verbal Descriptions

Elements on the Periodic Table #3

Lesson 2:

Nature of Matter & How Atoms Bond

September 09-12

Lesson's PowerPoint

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I updated the previous PowerPoint to include the Bonding information(in this one) you will need to complete your notes. The PowerPoint done in class was just a review of previous material.

Can You Picture It?

Sharing electrons

Taking electrons

Supplemental Videos

Crash Course: Chemical Bonds

Ionic Bonding Pt. 1

Ionic Bonding Pt.2

Poly Atomic Ions

Ionic Bonds Vs. Molecular (Covalent) Bonds

Polar vs Non-Polar Covalent Molecules

Properties of Water

Lesson 3:

September 13-14

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Supplemental Videos

Crash Course: Liquid Awesome

TedEd: Polarity of Water

Ameoba Sisters: Properties of Water

Why is water important?

Lesson 4:

Understadning pH: Acids & Bases

September 15-16

*Notes on Acids & Bases and understanding the pH scale were picked up from the Properties of Water Notes. You can get the pH notes from the Properties of Water PowerPoint above.

If you were absent, click on the pH lab, and follow the directions on the second page. Turn the lab in as soon as possible.

Supplemental Videos

What is the pH scale?

The Dissociation of Water: Forming Ions

Lesson Activities & Handouts

What the pH scale tell us

What Happens When Stuff Dissolves

pH Homework Tips:

When HCl is placed in water, the water dissociates (breaks down) the HCl into ions. Because of the charge of the water molecule, it attacts the H+ from HCl forming a hydronium ion, leaving a Cl- ion.

How NaOH dissociates in water

Lesson 5:

Carbon Compounds: Macromolecules

September 19-20

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Supplemental Videos

Amoeba Sisters: Macromolecules

Crash Course: Biomolecules

NOTE: For the exam, you will have to know the 4 different macromolecules: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, and Proteins. You will have to know their monomers (basic building blocks), their functions, and lastly their structures and functional groups. Know what they look like and what atoms make up each!

Ai/Bi Day:

Intervention Day Material

September 21-22

Make-up Day: On intervention day, we utilized the first half of the block to complete The Properties of Water Lab, the pH lab, and the M&M Atomic Modeling Lab. The second half of the class we reviewed with Kahoot (see Review Materials below).

If you need to complete any of these labs, please set up a time with me so that I can prepare the materials and you can do the lab.

Lesson Activities & Handouts

Lesson 6:

Naming Hydrocarbons

September 23-26

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Methane

Biomolecule: Carbohydrate

monomer: monosaccharides (C6H12O6)

examples: glucose, fructose, maltose

Biomolecule: Lipids

monomer: glycerol-Fatty acids

examples: fats, oils, waxes & steroids

Biomolecule: Proteins

monomer: amino acids

examples: metabolism & enzymes

Biomolecule: Nucleic Acids

monomer: nucleotides

examples: DNA &RNA

Lesson 7:

Chemical Reactions & Enzymes

September 27-28

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Amoeba Sisters: Enzymes

Mr. Wolkenfeld's Enzyme Song

Review Material

September 29-30