Monday, October 6, 2014

Objectives:
Provide useful feedback to other classmates using the peer review process.
Identify and describe Lipids, Nucleic Acids and Proteins

Agenda:
Peer Reviews of Laboratory Report
Formative Assessment
MiniLecture on Lipids, Nucleic Acids, Proteins
Summarizer

HW:
Final Copy of Lab Report DUE TUESDAY

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Objectives:
Describe how energy is stored or released during a chemical reaction
Identify and describe enzymes as biological catalysts
Define substrates and enzymes
Define self-organization, randomness, dynamic stability, emergence and give examples

Agenda:
Class Opener - Do we live in a clockwork universe or complex system? (Video 1)
Introduction to Complex System Ideas - Agents and Rules, Self-Organization, Randomness, Dynamic Stability, and Emergence
Introduction to chemical reactions and enzymes (Video: How to speed up chemical reactions, and get a date!)

HW:
QUIZ FRIDAY -
Study the following vocabulary terms: chemical reaction, catalyst, enzyme, substrate, self-organization, randomness, dynamic stability, emergence
Study the following organic molecules (know the monomers, identify them in picture/molecular form, describe some common examples and some basic functions) - carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Objectives:
Use models to understand complex biological phenomena, such as the interaction of enzyme and substrate
Describe how a model is used to represent a dynamic system - specifically for enzyme and substrate interactions

Agenda:
Set Up computers and groups
StarNOVA Enzyme Catalysis: Chew on THIS! (Website - REMEMBER TO USE GOOGLE CHROME)(Handout)
Carry out simulation collaboratively

HW:
Watch Video on Enzymes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Objectives:
Use models to understand complex biological phenomena, such as the interaction of enzyme and substrate
Describe how a model is used to represent a dynamic system - specifically for enzyme and substrate interactions

Agenda:
Set Up computers and groups
StarNOVA Enzyme Catalysis: Chew on THIS!
Carry out simulation collaboratively
Complete simulation and hand in the simulation packet
Debrief (Notes from today)

HW:
Study the following vocabulary terms: molecules, isomers, chemical reaction, catalyst, enzyme, substrate, self-organization, randomness, dynamic stability, emergence
Study the following organic molecules (know the monomers, identify them in picture/molecular form, describe some common examples and some basic functions) - carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins


Friday, October 10, 2014

Objectives:
Identify endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions

Agenda:
Quiz on Organic Molecules and Vocabulary Terms
NOVA Enzyme Catalyst Model Debrief - why is it a "complex system"?

HW:
Enjoy the long weekend!