Unit 3: Cellular Energy & Reproduction
Unit 3 Focuses on Cells and their processes, such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and mitosis. We will spend most of our time in chapters 8 and 9 of the Glencoe Biology Text. These topics are also covered in chapter 4 of your Pacemaker Biology book.
A complete and updated list of class assignments and their due dates are found on the class calendar of this website.
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Unit 3 will focus on these CA Standards:
CA- California K-12 Academic Content Standards
Subject : Science
Grade : Grades Nine Through Twelve
Area : Biology/Life Sciences
Sub-Strand : Cell Biology
Concept 1: The fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions that occur in specialized areas of the organism’s cells. As a basis for understanding this concept:
Standard b: Students 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 the pH of the surroundings.
Standard d: Students know the central dogma of molecular biology outlines the flow of information from transcription of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the nucleus to translation of proteins on ribosomes in the cytoplasm.
Standard f: Students know usable energy is captured from sunlight by chloroplasts and is stored through the synthesis of sugar from carbon dioxide.
Standard h: Students know most macromolecules (polysaccharides, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids) in cells and organisms are synthesized from a small collection of simple precursors.