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Scheme of work for Chapter 3, The chemistry of life


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3.1 Chemical
elements and
water
2 lessons Identify the important
elements in living
things and their roles;
draw water molecules
and discuss polarity and
hydrogen bonding
Consider the properties
of water and its uses as
a coolant transport and
reaction medium
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3.2 Carbohydrates
lipids and
proteins
2 lessons Draw and identify
amino acids glucose
ribose and fatty acids;
show how condensation
reactions lin- them
1ive e/amples and
functions of mono di
and polysaccharides
and of triglycerides and
polypeptides; compare
carbohydrates and lipids
in energy storage
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assembling
model molecules
3.3 and
3.!
D23 structure;
D23
replication
2 lessons Draw and label a
nucleotide and show
how nucleotides are
lin-ed to form a single
strand and a double
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(/plain D23
replication
complementary base
pairing and semi%
conservative replication
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3.) .ranscription
and translation
2 lessons 5eview D23 structure
and compare it with that
of 523; outline the
formation of 523
during transcription;
describe the genetic
code and codons
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polypeptide formation
from genes
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3.' (n7ymes 2#3
lessons
(/plain the structure of
en7ymes and the loc-%
and%-ey hypothesis;
e/plain how the
structure is altered by
p8 and temperature and
how en7ymes are
denatured
Conduct practical wor-
to show the effects of
temperature p8 or
substrate concentration
on en7yme activity or
the use of lactase in
producing lactose%free
products
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analysis of
graphs;
opportunity for
assessed
practical wor-;
search for
lactose%free
products
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3spects of
internationalism
3.9 Cell respiration 2 lessons (/plain cell respiration
and the brea-down of
glucose to pyruvate in
both aerobic and
anaerobic respiration;
compare the yield of
3.+ in each case
Carry out practical
wor- using yeast to
consider anaerobic
respiration
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demonstration of
anaerobic
respiration using
yeast
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3.< +hotosynthesis 3 lessons Consider the theory of
photosynthesis
including energy
conversion use of
different wavelengths of
light chlorophyll;
e/plain that
photosynthesis involves
photolysis carbon
dio/ide fi/ation and
o/ygen production
(/plain the ways in
which rate of
photosynthesis can be
measured
Carry out practical
wor- to show the
effects of temperature
light intensity and=or
C:2 concentration on
photosynthesis
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opportunity for
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practical
investigating rate
of
photosynthesis
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