Answer these questions using the lab specimens, textbook, study cards, field guides and internet.
This is the basis for your invertebrate unit test.
Sponges belong to Phylum PORIFERA.
Spicules are needle-like spines that pro
Maintaining a Balance Bio Notes
Outcome 1 LEFT-HAND SIDE
Role of Enzymes
Biological catalyst protein molecules that speed up chemical
reactions in living organisms
Enzymes assist in the metabolism by increasing reaction rate of
the formation, breaking d
BIO2: Blueprint of Life
Evidence of evolution suggests that the mechanisms of inheritance,
accompanied by selection, allow change over many generations
OUTLINE THE IMPACT ON THE EVOLUTION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF:
- CHANGES IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONS IN TH
Communication is the transfer of information from one organism to another. For
communication to occur, there has to be both a sender and a receiver- one organism sends
out information and another receives it via senses. The ability to detect
Core 2 Blueprint of Life
Evidence of evolution suggests that the mechanisms of inheritance, accompanied by selection, allow change over
Outline the impact on the evolution of plants and animals
changes in phy
The Search for Better Health
1. What is a healthy organism?
discuss the difficulties of defining the terms
health and disease
Health and disease
Health is defined by the World Health
Organization (WHO) as a state of complete
physical, mental and social
Ecosystems At Risk
Biophysical interactions, which lead to diverse ecosystems and their functioning
An ecosystem is the interaction of biotic and abiotic factors in a given
Two types of ecosystem terrestrial (land based) and aquatic (water b
Cell Structure and Function Notes
1. Water is a polar molecule that can form hydrogen bonds. The four pairs of electrons in the outer
shell if the oxygen atom repel one another, giving the water molecule a tetrahedral sh
Biomolecules, Origins of Life, and Enzymes Unit Questions
1. The four molecules are proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids.
2. Monomers of proteins are amino acids. Monomers of carbs are monosaccharides
4.) Biomass is the total amount of living matter in a
certain volume. You must take into consideration,
though, that living organisms carry a lot of water in
them. So when measuring the biomass of a regular
organism, you are measuring the wet biomass. Inc
The destruction of the ozone layer in our atmosphere is a topic that must be addressed, as
it is an issue that can lead to the destruction of the human race as a whole. The ozone layer is a
part of the atmo
Campbell Chapter 3: Water and Life
3.1: Polar covalent bonds in water molecules result in hydrogen bonding.
Water is a polar molecule with an uneven distribution of charges. The oxygen has a slight
negative charge and the hydrogens have slight positive ch
Campbell Chapter 2: The Chemical Context of Life
2.1: Matter consists of chemical elements in pure form and in combinations called compounds.
Matter: anything that takes up space and has mass.
Element: a substance that cannot be broken down to other subst
Homework for Tuesday September 13th:
Watch the posted videos about carbohydrates and Lipids.
Read chapter 5 sections 1, 2 & 3.
Note: Please answer questions in your own words. Copying from the text is not
Fill in the following table as you rea