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Ch 8: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Biochemistry of Life

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Individuals who need to pass the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) for Middle Level Science can prepare for questions on the biochemistry of life with this chapter of our study guide. Use engaging video lessons, quizzes and other aids to review material for the exam.

CEOE Middle Level Science: The Biochemistry of Life - Chapter Summary

The subject matter experts on the videos presented here will help you review facts about the biochemistry of life, including DNA and RNA, as you study for the CEOE in Middle Level Science. The information in our lessons includes:

  • Comparison, contrast and examples of lactic acid and fermentation
  • DNA: Phosphodiester bonds and nucleic acids
  • DNA: Thymine, guanine, adenine, cytosine and complementary base pairing
  • DNA: Hereditary molecule and double helix structure
  • DNA versus RNA
  • Types of RNA
  • Types, structure and function of proteins
  • Purpose of enzymes

Our video lessons are short, averaging 5-10 minutes each. They are hosted by experts who are passionate about what they teach. You can follow along using the transcript that comes with the lesson. A quiz at the end of each lesson will show you if you need to review anything in the lesson and if so, a keyword based slider allows you to go to the exact section in the video where that information was discussed.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: CEOE Middle Level Science: The Biochemistry of Life
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Lactic Acid & Alcoholic Fermentation: Comparison, Contrast & Examples

1. 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.

DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds

2. DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds

In this lesson, you'll discover what nucleotides look like and how they come together to form polynucleotides. We'll also explore nucleic acids and focus on DNA in particular.

DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

3. DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

Learn the language of nucleotides as we look at the nitrogenous bases adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Armed with this knowledge, you'll also see why DNA strands must run in opposite directions.

DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

4. DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

This lesson will help you to navigate the twists and turns of DNA's structure. We'll also clue you in on the amazing discoveries that put this nucleic acid in the limelight as the molecule of heredity.

Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

5. Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

In this lesson, you'll explore RNA structure and learn the central dogma of molecular biology. Along the way, you'll meet the three types of RNA and see how the cell uses them most effectively.

Proteins: Structure, Function & Types

6. Proteins: Structure, Function & Types

Without proteins you couldn't survive. But how much do you know about them? This lesson will explore the structure and function of proteins, and list some types of proteins you might encounter.

Function of Enzymes: Substrate, Active Site & Activation Energy

7. 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!

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