Tag: glucose

  • Photosynthesis Label

    Photosynthesis Label

    I designed for remote learning during the 2020 pandemic, though it is based off a similar photosynthesis worksheet that students would complete in class. Remote learning makes it more challenging for students to do labeling exercises since it can be difficult to annotate text without other apps installed. I made this labeling on Google slides…

  • Medical Errors – Don’t Use Pure Water Intravenously

    Medical Errors – Don’t Use Pure Water Intravenously

    I created this mini case study from a story about a patient given sterile water instead of saline in an intravenous drip solution. Students should probably have a learned about tonicity (hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic) before attempting this activity. The worksheet describes a scenario where a patient was hyperglycemic and the doctor ordered water be…

  • How is Glucose Taken Up by Cells?

    How is Glucose Taken Up by Cells?

    This worksheet takes a closer look at the cell membrane and how insulin binds to the receptor on the cell membrane which creates a signal cascade, resulting in the movement of the Glut-4 transport protein to the surface of the cell.  Students interpret a graphic showing the membrane, receptors, and the Glut-4 transport protein.

  • Photosynthesis Coloring

    Photosynthesis Coloring

    Students read short text passages and then color images to help them relate the textual information with the graphic.

  • Demonstration:  Can Yeast Digest Lactose?

    Demonstration: Can Yeast Digest Lactose?

    This activity can be performed as student lead inquiry lab or as a class demonstration activity.  Students should have a basic understanding of how enzymes work and the relationship between lactose and lactase.  If you use Openstax, this is a great lesson to bridge the chapter on enzymes to the next one on respiration and…

  • McMush Lab

    McMush Lab

    I designed this investigation for AP biology though it could be modified to work with students in introductory biology classes.  First students learn the four macromolecules important to life: carbohydrates, lipids,  proteins, and nucleic acids. They can then venture into the lab where they use indicators to test for the presence of these molecules in…

  • Feedback Loops: Insulin and Glucagon

    Feedback Loops: Insulin and Glucagon

    The Next Generation Science Standards includes feedback loops and homeostasis as a standard for life science.  While homeostasis is a theme for many units in biology, feedback mechanisms are fairly specific.  In fact, this is probably the most oddly specific topic found in NGSS.   If you are trying to include it, most younger students…

  • How Mitochondria Produce Energy for the Cell

    How Mitochondria Produce Energy for the Cell

    This worksheet is intended for basic biology students to learn how cellular respiration provides energy for the cell.  Students color a mitochondrion which shows how the inner membrane is folded into cristae and indicates that mitochondria are organelles that have their own DNA.   Finally, students examine the equation for respiration and compare it to…