Ch 11: CEOE Middle Level Science: Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis

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This chapter includes material that will assist the Oklahoma teacher in passing the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) for Middle Level Science. Here, we focus on cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - Chapter Summary

The lessons herein will provide new information or act as a refresher for the Oklahoma educator about the processes that take place in the cells of living organisms. The material covered in this chapter includes:

  • Lessons on photosynthesis, cellular respiration, the chloroplast and plant cell structures
  • Life, energy and redox reactions
  • Glycolysis pathway
  • The Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain
  • Central vacuole and cell wall
  • The reactions of photosynthesis and chlorophyll
  • Photolysis and the Calvin-Benson cycle
  • Energy transformation in living organisms

The chapter divides up the information into digestible bites of information using short, entertaining videos hosted by our assembled subject matter experts. A self-assessment quiz at the end of the video allows you to gauge your understanding of the material that was just presented. If you need to review a key word, the timeline feature makes it easy to go straight to the section you want.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Chapter Objectives

This chapter material will assist you with answering test questions in the CEOE Subarea II - Life Science competency 0006 section which examines your understanding of the processes and diversity of life, including the processes of respiration and photosynthesis. Our video presentations will keep you engaged and make this test preparation chapter fun.

12 Lessons in Chapter 11: CEOE Middle Level Science: Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis
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Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

1. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

In this lesson, we'll explore the parts of the chloroplast, such as the thylakoids and stroma, that make a chloroplast the perfect place for conducting photosynthesis in plant cells.

Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

2. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!

Chlorophyll & Photosynthesis Reactions

3. Chlorophyll & Photosynthesis Reactions

What is photosynthesis? And how is chlorophyll vital to that process? Learn all about chlorophyll's role, and then take a quiz to see what you've learned.

Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms

4. Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms

While the sun is an excellent source of energy, not all forms of life can utilize the sun's energy directly. This lesson describes how plants transform the sun's energy into potential energy stored in sugar, how living organisms utilize energy in sugar to perform work, and how the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration is necessary for life.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Glycolysis Pathway: Steps, Products & Importance

7. 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.

The Citric Acid (Krebs) Cycle: Products and Steps

8. 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

9. 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.

Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

10. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

Plants are clean, green, photosynthesizing machines. Using a specialized pigment called chlorophyll, plants are able to soak up energy from the sun and turn it into food. In this lesson, we'll start to learn why chlorophyll literally gets excited about a sunny day!

Photolysis and the Light Reactions: Definitions, Steps, Reactants & Products

11. Photolysis and the Light Reactions: Definitions, Steps, Reactants & Products

In this lesson, we'll learn how electrons get excited during the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, jumping off photosystem reaction centers like they were trampolines! In addition, we'll learn how the splitting of water creates reactants for this part of photosynthesis while creating a little fresh air for us.

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

12. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.

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