Category Archives: 3.The Chemistry of Life

Photosynthesis

For notes on the SL portion of the syllabus, here is a useful powerpoint.  Photosynthesis  This is the core material from our favourite teacher in Japan.  Once you have grasped the basics, move on to this HL stuff. We’ll cover a lot of interesting … Continue reading

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Cellular respiration

This refers to syllabus 3.7 and 8.1 Respiration is NOT breathing!  Ok, now I’ve got that off my chest, let’s continue 🙂 This is going to be some of the more challenging work we cover, but it is good stuff!  Start with this presentation.  … Continue reading

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DNA – deoxyribonucleic acid

This is a big topic!  And an important one. We’ll start by looking at the structure of DNA, then studying two important processes – replication and protein synthesis.  I will give you some handouts in class, but here are other resources you might find … Continue reading

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Enzymes

There are a lot of questions to answer in this topic.  It is one of my favourite aspects of biology, as an understanding of enzymes relates to nearly every branch of biology.  So, here goes…. What is an enzyme?  What is … Continue reading

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Chemical elements and water

Here is the syllabus outline for Topic 3, and also Topics 7 and 8 since they are extensions of Topic 3.  Topic 3,7,8 – syllabus outline The first section has to do with chemical elements and water. What are the most frequently occurring … Continue reading

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Makin’ Protein

How to make hot pockets protein: DNA is the “code of life,” which is really just a cute way of saying that it contains the instructions for making proteins. DNA is in the nucleus. Proteins get made at ribosomes out … Continue reading

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Protein synthesis

There are lots of great resources out there, but this is a good place to start.  

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DNA replication

Download these notes on DNA and RNA please: DNA-notes Today we’ll talk about the process of copying DNA, replication. Let’s take an interactive look at the structure of DNA and the process of replication. Go to Explore Learning (I’ll give you the login/password … Continue reading

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DNA yay

Before you do anything else, let’s see what you already know. DNA Pretest Enter your answers in this google form Let’s build some DNA. Here’s the instructions: How to Build DNA origami Resources: We’ll use this site a lot: Learn.Genetics.Utah A … Continue reading

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DNA structure

  This is a big topic!  And an important one. We’ll start by looking at the structure of DNA, then studying two important processes – replication and protein synthesis.  I will give you some handouts in class, but here are … Continue reading

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