|Chapter||Lecture Notes||Reading Guide||Video Links|
|Chapter 6: A Tour of the Cell||Click here for the auto-tutorial on cell organelles.||There is no chapter guide for chapter 6. Use the auto-tutorial instead.||Click here for an introductory video on cell organelles. Click here for an AWESOME tutorial of building a cell.|
|Chapter 7: Membrane Structure and Function||Click here for the Chapter 7 lecture notes on cell membranes and diffusion.Click here for the notes on water balance and osmosis.||Click here for the reading guide for Chapter 7.||Click here for a video about cell membranes.|
|Chapter 8: An Introduction to Metabolism||Click here for the notes on enzymes. Click here for the notes on ATP.||Click here for the reading guide for Chapter 8.||Click here for a video about enzymes and metabolism.Click here for a video about enzyme catalysis.Click here for a video about enzyme regulation.|
|Chapter 9: Cell Respiration||Click here for the notes on respiration.||Click here for the reading guide for Chapter 9.||Click here for a video overview of metabolism.Click here for a video about glycolysis.Click here for a video about the citric acid cycle.
Click here for a video about ATP synthesis, the ETC, and chemiosmosis.
|Chapter 11: Cell Communication||Click here for the notes on cell communication.||Click here for the reading guide for Chapter 11.||Click here for a video about cell communication.|
Labs and Handouts
- Cells and Cell Membranes
- Cell Energetics and Metabolism
- Enzyme lab
- Get the handout in class!
- Toothpickase lab
- AP Bio Lab 5
- Click here for the pre-lab quiz.
- Enzyme lab
- Cell Communication
- We will be using the materials found at the Genetic Science Learning Center.
Videos Watched in Class
- Cell Biology
- Compare the relative size of various cells through modeling activity (agar cells) and microscopy; explain why cells remain small and identify tools of cellular study in biology.
- Identify the structure, composition, and function of cell organelles through a self-guided activity.
- Compare and contrast the structures of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells through self-guided activity.
- Compare and contrast the structures of plant and animal cells through self-guided activity.
- Identify major structural components of the cytoskeleton.
- Cell Membranes
- Identify the components of the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane through a modeling activity.
- Compare isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic solutions, and predict the path of water and solutes in given examples through a lab.
- Describe how solute size and molar concentration affects the process of diffusion through a selectively permeable membrane, through a lab.
- Relate osmotic potential to solute concentration and water potential through a lab.
- Describe the effects of water gain or loss in plant and animal cells through a lab.
- Distinguish between ender/exergonic reactions in terms of spontaneity and reaction delta G; anabolic and catabolic pathways; potential and kinetic energy and open/closed systems.
- Describe the first and second laws of thermodynamics and relate them to reaction coupling.
- Describe catalase in terms of its function in chemical reactions and substrate/product relationships through a lab.
- Model enzyme function as in terms of active site, substrate, product, activation energy and catalysis (through toothpickase); induced fit, competitive and noncompetitive inhibition, reversible, irreversible and allosteric and feedback inhibition (through toothpickase and student-designed modeling). Describe the role of irreversible inhibition in poisoning.
- Identify and characterize the changes to reaction rate produced by changes in temperature, pH, enzyme concentration and substrate concentration. through a lab and modeling activity.
- Cell respiration and fermentation
- Relate structure of mitochondria to their function.
- Write the summary equation for respiration, and compare to the reaction for photosynthesis.
- Identify the major components of ATP and the role of energy-containing bonds in the structure of ATP.
- Sequence the events of cell respiration, including major reactants and products of glycolysis, oxidation of pyruvate, the CAC and OxPhos, as well as major reactions, through a modeling exercise.
- Compare the end products of aerobic and anaerobic respiration through a lab (yeast lab, possibly looking at yeast selectivity of food sources) and modeling exercise.
- Understand the role of electron carriers in respiration.
- Compare the efficiency of substrate-level phosphorylation to oxidative phosphorylation (and later to photophosphorylation).
- Collect and interpret data related to the effects of temperature and germination on respiration rate and explain why oxygen consumption can be used to measure the rate of respiration through a controlled experiment.