Biochemistry Labs

Biochemistry Atomic Structure
        Biochemistry labs & metabolism lesson plans designed for high school biology and middle school life science teachers. A great biochemistry lab involves dehydration synthesis that lets students model paper molecules and form water. Metabolism worksheets about monomers and polymers are included. Click the Free Lesson Plan (PDF) link below or become a member to get access to the answer key and editable file. Free biochemsitry curriculum includes:
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    Biochemistry Lab - Metabolism & Food Labels
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    High School Lab
    Students will analyze their lunch based on the type of biomolecules in the food they would eat. This is a great metabolism lab that lets students relate to the metabolism, biomolecules, monomers and polymers.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Test or Quiz
    Metabolism & Monomer - Polymer Test Question Bank
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    High School Test
    Metabolism and Monomer Polymer question bank to help you build assessments. An active membership is required to view questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Lab Experiment
    Digestive System Lab: What Happens When You Eat
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Middle School Lab
    These six digestive system labs have students increasing their knowledge of how digestion occurs in the human body. Students will identify organs involved in performing digestion and eat time they eat.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by Kelly Ludwig
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    Metabolism Worksheet
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    High School Worksheet
    In this metabolism worksheet, students match metabolism vocabulary to the types of food they eat. The concepts of dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis are also included.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
Functional Groups


Biochemistry Concepts

  • Organic molecules - monomers and polymers of macromolecules
  • Inorganic molecules - water , carbon dioxide
  • Dehydration synthesis - loss of an H2O molecule, making of polymers.
  • Hydrolysis - addition of an H2O molecule, splitting of polymers into monomers.
  • Atoms - protons, neutrons, electrons, orbital shells.
  • Elements - periodic table, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen.
  • Compounds - chemical bonds.
  • Covalent Bonding - sharing of electrons.
  • Ionic Bonding - gaining or losing electrons to form ions.
  • H2O - hydrogen bonds, polarity of water, cohesion, adhesion.
  • pH - common acids and bases.
  • Acids - acidic solutions, common acids, hydrogen ions.
  • Bases - alkaline solutions, common bases, hydroxide ions.
  • Buffers - weak acid or base with its conjugate base or acid, keep pH constant.


  • Lessons Organized by NGSS Standard