Unit Plan #5 - Cell Energy

Unit Plan #5:  Honors Biology C Block Mrs. Wissler 12/1/15  to 12/23/15


Student will be able to:
  • Describe the light and dark reactions of photosynthesis including the location of these reactions.
  • Understand the processes of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and electron transport chain in cell respiration.
  • Identify the major pathways of anaerobic respiration (fermentation).
  • Explain the interrelated nature of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cells of photosynthetic organisms. (MCAS 2.4)
  • Explain the important role that ATP serves in metabolism. (MCAS 2.5)

Essential Questions:
  • How do the basic building blocks of organic matter affect and contribute to life as a process?
  • How do systems function?

Central Concepts:
Chemical elements form organic molecules that interact to perform the basic functions of life.
Homeostasis allows the body to perform its normal functions.

12-1-15 Tuesday
  • Sec 8.1 Energy and Life Key Questions and p.228 #1-2 all parts
  • Introduction to Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration Chloroplast Anatomy
  • Introduction to the Light Dependent and Light Independent Reactions of Photosynthesis
Homework:  p. 234 #1-3 all parts and p.241 ##1-2 all parts

12-3-15 Thursday
  • Light Dependent Reactions
  • Light Independent Reactions – Calvin Cycle
Homework: Photosynthesis Project Due 12/9
12-7-15 Monday
  • Photosynthesis Wrap-Up
  • Photosynthesis in Elodea Lab
Homework:  Photosynthesis Project Due 12/9

12-9-15 Wednesday
  • Photosynthesis Presentations and Quiz
  • Introduction to Cell Respiration
  • Graphic Organizer:  Cell Respiration
  • Cell Respiration Video Clips
Homework:  Cell Respiration Project Due 12/17

12-11-15 Friday
  • Glycolysis Notes
  • Krebs Cycle and Electron Transport Chain Notes and Diagrams
Homework:  Cell Respiration Project Due 12/17

12-15-15 Tuesday
  • Finish Cell Respiration (review as needed)
  • Fermentation Notes
  • Test Review
Homework:  Cell Respiration Project Due 12/17

12-17-15 Thursday
  • Cell Respiration Posters and Quiz
  • Connecting Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration
Homework:  Study for Cell Energy Unit Test

12-21-15 Monday

12-23-15 Wednesday
Cell Respiration Clothespin Lab