Discussion 4 Life choices

Discussion 4 Life choices - 4 and provide each group with a...

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Discussion 4 Understanding various lifestyles Reading: Chapters 8, 9, and 10 Concepts: Debate the Pros & Cons of ` Chemotrophy vs Phototrophy; Organotrophy vs Lithotrophy; Heterotrophy vs Autotrophy Learning Goals: Learning Goals Measureable Outcomes Understand the terminology, meaning and differences of electron donor, electron acceptor, carbon source, cellular energy source: Know the definitions of: Chemotroph, phototroph, organotroph, lithotroph, heterotroph, and autotroph Discussion: Discuss and define the various life style choices: Electron source: Organotroph vers lithotroph Carbon source: Hetero vers Autotroph Energy reactions: Chemo vers photytroph Discuss the difference between electron donors and acceptors Activities: Debate the pros and cons of each pair. Divide the class into groups of 3 or
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Unformatted text preview: 4 and provide each group with a list of 3 or 4 environmental scenarios in which the group must defend and debate the hypothesis that their “life style” is best suited for that environment. Students watching the debate can then rate and give points to each side. Prior to class each group must identify one microbe class (see below) that lives in the given environment and provide reasons for its success and why it is more successful than its counterpart: Chemotroph, Phototroph, Organotroph, Lithotroph, Heterotroph, Autotroph Environment Scenario : Students are organisms living in the following environments. 1. Ocean 2. Soil in the forest 3. Swamp Identify Carbon source, initial electron donor, and a terminal electron acceptor...
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