Chapter 23: Biological Chemistry

Carbohydrates and Lipids

Carbohydrates – discussion of carbohydrates, the energy source for the human body, including simple sugars and complex carbohydrates.

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=61&l

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=61&l

(Main Idea: Carbohydrates contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms.)

Fats and Proteins – discussion of the structure and function of fats and proteins.

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=62&l

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=62&l

(Main Idea: Lipids have a high percentage of carbon and hydrogen atoms.)

Amino Acids and Proteins

The Chemistry of Amino Acids – introduction to amino acids and their role as building blocks of proteins.

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/biochemistry/problem_sets/aa/aa.html

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/biochemistry/problem_sets/aa/aa.html

(Main Idea: Amino acids contain an amino and an acid group.)

Biomolecules: The Proteins – interactive introduction to proteins and their structure and function.

http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=AP13304

(Main Idea: Proteins are made of 50 or more amino acids.)

Peptide Bond Formation – animated activity detailing amino acids and the formation of peptide bonds.

http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=BIC007

(Main Idea: Amino acids contain an amino and an acid group; Proteins are made of 50 or more amino acids.)

Metabolism

Metabolism – interactive feature on metabolism, the chemical processes that occur within an organism, relating each step to the everyday process of doing laundry.

http://static.ehe.osu.edu/sites/energy/lesson-new-public.swf

(Main Idea: Complex compounds get broken down and energy gets released in catabolism.)

Illuminating Photosynthesis – interactive activity on the cycle of photosynthesis and the
chemistry at work during the process.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/photosynthesis.html

(Main Idea: ATP is an energy source for cells.)

Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids: The Basics – quick introduction to nucleic acids.

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/bio_nucleicacids.html

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/bio_nucleicacids.html

(Main Idea: Nucleic acids are chains of nucleotides containing a sugar bonded to a phosphate and an organic base.)

Nucleic Acids – video describing nucleic acids and their structure and function within cells.

http://www.brightstorm.com/science/biology/chemical-basis-of-life/nucleic-acids/

(Main Idea: Nucleic acids are chains of nucleotides containing a sugar bonded to a phosphate and an organic base.)