Enzymes and Metabolic Functions

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Biology                                           

Grade:  9

Unit:  2 Enzymes & Metabolic Functions                       

Pacing:  4 Weeks

Essential Question(s):

Why are enzymes important?  (Enzymes are essential in controlling life processes.)

Big Idea(s):

Enzymes are essential in controlling life processes.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

10.1

D.29 Describe the general role of enzymes in metabolic cell processes.

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

  • Enzymes in cell processes. Ex: respiration, photosynthesis, fermentation

 

 

  • Enzyme importance

 

 

 

 

 

  • Function

 

 

 

 

  • Why

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

1

Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

See attached

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

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Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

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Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Biology Book Chapter 6 (Enzymes)

·        Biology Book Chapter 8 (Metabolism)

·        Venn Diagram

·        Graphic organizers/foldables

·        CAPT STS Enzyme lab

·        CAPT STS Yeast Lab (Fermentation)

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

·        Whole group (lectures/notes/discussion) (Q&A)

·        Small group

·        Partners

·        Individual

·        Smartboard

·        Powerpoint

·        Computer lab

·        Concepts in Motion  (biologygmh.com)

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

 


Enzyme

Photosynthesis

ATP

Cellular respiration

Glucose

Fermentation

Anaerobic

Aerobic

Chlorophyll

Catalyst

Activation energy

Substrate

Active site

Metabolism

Reactant

Product

Energy

Krebs cycle

Glycolysis

Electron transport chain

Pyruvate

Enrichment/Extension

 

Research C4 and CAM Plants

Diagram metabolism cycles

Interdisciplinary Connections

Connect to food industry

Connect to everyday life functions