Biochemistry is the foundation for all biology concepts. Basic elements combine into the macromolecules that make life processes possible. This guide breaks down the important information students need to know, provides links to products and free digital resources, and includes suggestions for hands-on labs that reinforce student learning. We’ve gathered a variety of products and resources to help you teach this concept. They include:
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Macromolecules are the building blocks for more complex biochemicals. A basic understanding of their structure and function is essential for understanding how life exists and is maintained.
Enzymes are highly specialized proteins that control the rates of reactions in organisms. They control the rate of metabolism by controlling the rates of lactose and glucose breakdown, for example. Understanding the role of enzymes shines a light on how organisms develop, grow, and maintain life functions.
Food nutrient analysis is a method for testing the components of a food sample. For an organism to thrive it must have the appropriate amount of all necessary types of nutrients. One way to determine this information is to perform chemical tests on a food sample to determine the composition of that food.
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Free Biochemistry Resources
Carolina Essentials™ are free, hands-on, NGSS-based activities. These activities are designed to make implementing 3-D learning easy. Students make sense of phenomena while learning concepts essential for understanding ecosystem processes. You can browse all of these Carolina Essentials or try one of these:
Use these free resources to supplement your instruction about biochemistry.
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Do your students need to brush up on their microscopy and slide preparation skills? These videos can help.
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