This is the first unit (Chemistry of Life) with embedded documents and links. Students will explore proper safety procedures, lab writing skills and measurement. Students will also learn about the four major types of organic molecules, the functions of proteins in cells and the factors influence the structure and function of enzymes.


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


Hartford High School Unit organic measurement inquiry enzyme protein



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SCI.9-11.1.A: Science

demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations; and

SCI.9-11.2.B: Science

know that hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;

SCI.9-11.2.C: Science

know scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but they may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.9-11.7.A: Science

analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental;

SCI.9-11.9.A: Science

compare the structures and functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids;

SCI.9-11.9.C: Science

identify and investigate the role of enzymes; and
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-05-19.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit contains four weeks of material for high school students studying the chemistry of life. The unit begins with clear enduring understandings, essential questions and unit objectives. Each objective is presented in a table format, along with a variety of learning activities. Embedded documents and links support each objective and include: safety resources, a textbook scavenger hunt which familiarizes students with the text, rubrics for lab reports and scientific inquiry, and an excellent “Template Using Sticky Notes”, a tactile way for students to organize and analyze their scientific investigations. Included with most objectives are links for additional resources. The instruction sections are quite brief and teachers would need to provide the content and procedures of many of the included activities. This unit is well organized and provides a solid base on which another teacher could teach these concepts, although new teachers may find the lack of specific instruction to be intimidating.

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