Ch 12: Biochemistry for Nutrition Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Biochemistry for Nutrition chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the chemical processes of nutrition in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Biochemistry for Nutrition chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayBiochemical reactions;
Function of enzymes
Synthesis, decomposition, ATP, ADP;
Substrate, active site and activation energy
Tuesday Coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups;
Enzymatic reactions
Cofactor, inorganic cofactor, organic cofactor, prosthetic group, heme;
Inhibitor, regulation, competitive inhibition, noncompetitive inhibition, positive regulator
Wednesday Redox reactions and electron carriers in cellular respiration;
Cellular respiration
Reduction, oxidation, electron carrier, NAD, FAD;
Cellular metabolism, cellular respiration, ATP, ADP, aerobic, anaerobic
ThursdayGlycolysis pathway;
Lactic acid and alcoholic fermentation
Glycolysis, pyruvate, NADH;
Fermentation, ethanol, NADH
Friday The citric acid (Krebs) cycle;
Electron transport chain
Aerobic respiration, coenzyme A, acetyl CoA, NAD, FAD;
Products and steps in the chain, cytochromes, ATP synthase

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Biochemistry for Nutrition Lesson Plans
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Biochemical Reactions: Synthesis and Decomposition

1. Biochemical Reactions: Synthesis and Decomposition

Did you know that there are thousands of chemical reactions going on in your body every day? In this lesson, you will learn about three types of biochemical reactions: synthesis reactions, decomposition reactions and reversible reactions.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

2. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions

3. Coenzymes, Cofactors & Prosthetic Groups: Function and Interactions

Some enzymes require helpers to recognize a substrate or complete a reaction. These helpers include cofactors, coenzymes, and prosthetic groups, which are required for some enzymes' functions.

Enzymatic Reactions: Inhibition and Regulation

4. Enzymatic Reactions: Inhibition and Regulation

Enzymes are generally not allowed to run uncontrolled in a cell. While they are useful in catalyzing reactions, there is a time and place for everything. In this lesson, we'll discuss enzyme activators and inhibitors that regulate these reactions positively and negatively, respectively.

Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy

5. Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy

In this lesson, we'll learn how enzymes function to lower the activation energy of a chemical reaction. Enzymes bind to their substrates to perform all kinds of important and essential cellular processes, as well as processes that help you enjoy a slice of pizza!

Glycolysis Pathway: Steps, Products & Importance

6. Glycolysis Pathway: Steps, Products & Importance

Cellular respiration creates chemical energy in the form of ATP from the food we eat and the air we breathe. In this lesson, we'll learn about the first part of this process, glycolysis.

Lactic Acid & Alcoholic Fermentation: Comparison, Contrast & Examples

7. Lactic Acid & Alcoholic Fermentation: Comparison, Contrast & Examples

When in an anaerobic environment, some cells can use glycolysis and fermentation to keep producing ATP. Lactic acid fermentation happens in our muscle cells when we are exercising feverishly, while alcoholic fermentation is used in yeast cells and is what leads to beer, bread, and wine.

Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

8. Redox Reactions & Electron Carriers in Cellular Respiration: Definitions and Examples

Redox reactions play an important role in cellular respiration. In this lesson, you will see how NAD and FAD are used as electron carriers to temporarily store energy during cellular respiration.

The Citric Acid (Krebs) Cycle: Products and Steps

9. The Citric Acid (Krebs) Cycle: Products and Steps

In this lesson, we return to the process of cellular respiration for the second act of creating energy from food. In this act, products from glycolysis feed into the next stage, the citric acid cycle.

The Electron Transport Chain: Products and Steps

10. The Electron Transport Chain: Products and Steps

In this lesson, we'll learn about the finale of cellular respiration. The electron transport chain uses products from the first two acts of glycolysis and the citric acid cycle to complete the chemical reaction that turns our food into usable cellular energy.

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