Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 6

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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LAB COLOR KEY:

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Labs are marked in white

Labs that are alternates to the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology are marked in green.

Optional and extra labs that have nothing to do with the IGTHB book are marked in orange.

Video labs are marked in blue.

Interactive online labs are marked in yellow.

 

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Week 6

 

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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook

Read

Chapter 4 Introduction

4.1 Energy for Life

4.2 Photosynthesis: Sugar as Food

 

 

Topics

  • Autotrophs
  • Heterotrophs
  • Why organisms need both glucose and ATP
  • Stages of photosynthesis
    • Light reactions
    • Calvin Cycle
  • Chemosynthesis

 

 

Workbook Chapter 4.1 workbook pages Chapter 4.2 workbook pages    

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

Write an essay explaining why we don't find human and dinosaur fossils together (refer to last week's assigned reading from The New Answers Books 1).

Labs

 

 

IGHBE: Lab Session IV-1: Chlorophyll and Photosynthesis

  • Gloves
  • Optional coin with milled edge
  • Cotton balls
  • Elodea
  • Isopropanol, 70%
  • Various leaves
  • Light source
  • Measuring tape or meter stick
  • Microscope
  • Microwave
  • Saucer
  • Scissors
  • Soda straw
  • Toothpicks (plastic)
  • UV light source (optional)
  • Watch or clock with 2nd hand
  • Distilled water

ONLINE Alternative to Lab IV-1:
*The alternative lab is linked below in the yellow. It is both an alternative lab AND an online lab - hence the green and yellow coloring of this table cell.

Alternative online video lab: AP Photosynthesis Lab

As the chloroplasts absorb light they produce oxygen bubbles which eventually cause the leaves to float. You can reproduce this lab at home using:

  • spinach leaves
  • syringe
  • distilled water
  • baking soda
  • source of light (natural or artificial)
  • timer
  • paper hole punch

Other (hands-on) Alternate to Lab IV-1:
Photosynthesis in Elodea

  • Sprig of Elodea
  • Distilled Water w /Baking Soda
  • Graduated Cylinder or Test Tube
  • Timer or Watch
  • 60 watt light

 

 

Optional online lab: Carbon Transfer Through Snails and Elodea



*Note: Do a Google search for : Carbon Transfer Through Snails and Elodea. Several sites have the answers to this lab.

FREE online lab (You must download it for it to work): Leaf Photosynthesis

 

Notes

 

Bible Study

The New Answers Book 1

Chapter 16: Where Does the Ice Age Fit?

 

Chapter 17: Are There Really Different Races?

 

Chapter 18: Are ETs & UFOs Real?

Other Resources

Ellen McHenry's Cells Curriculum

 

Chapter 7: Cell metabolism and peroxisomes

Optional activity: Respiration relay

Supplies:

  • Scissors
  •  staplers
  •  black paper
  • white paper
  • colored paper
  • cotton balls
  •  glue
  •  yarn
  •  rope or heavy string
  •  maker
  • items from chapter 3 activity 2 etc.

 

 

 

Biology Coloring Book
Biology Coloring Workbook

Chapter 2-8 Energy Flow in Living Things

Chapter 2-9 Structures of Photosynthesis

Chapter 11-7 Food chains

Chapter 2-10 Photosynthesis - The Light Reaction

Chapter 2-11 Photosynthesis - The Dark Reaction

Chapter 2-14 Electron Transport and Chemiosmosis

Videos

 

BrainPOP
Photosynthesis

The Human Planet
The Human Planet Episode 6

 

Extras

 

Printable Photosynthesis Formula Game

Printable photosynthesis review leaf with pull-tabs

Printable C3 Photosynthesis game (highly recommended)
Watch this video to see how to set up the game and how to play it.

The Photosynthesis and Respiration game (online)

BrainPOP
GAME
What Plants Need

 

 

 

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