The Chemistry of Life
This Powerpoint provides the structure and ordering of the unit. Break up the lecture into sections by adding activites, discussions, labs, and videos. This will allow the material within the unit to be taught in small, managable amounts, while giving students the opportunity to apply the knowledge in a variety of different ways.
Essential concepts: Atomic structure, protons, neutrons, electrons, ions, isotopes, covalent bonds, ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, water, cohesion, adhestion, pH, acid, base, organic chemistry, water properties, atoms, chemical reactions, elements, compounds, nucleus, atomic number, atomic mass, electron cloud, carbon dating, polarity, polar, nonpolar, pH scale, van der waals, molecular shape.
Test questions: Available at the biology instructor resources subscription page.