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Chemistry of Living Systems - Chapter Summary
Let your middle school students examine this chapter to enhance what they have been going over in class about chemistry and living systems. Easy-to-follow video lessons provide instruction about carbon, common elements found in living organisms, and information about the types and sizes of molecules. As an interactive learning platform, middle school students will have access to challenging quizzes and exams to measure their progress, and you can follow-up on their scores. In addition, students can get outside help by emailing pertinent questions to chapter instructors.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What Is Carbon? - Definition & Role in Living Organisms||Students discover how carbon plays a pivotal role as one of the building blocks of living organisms and systems.|
|What Are Living Organisms Made Of? - Molecules & Functions||This lesson identifies the 6 main elements that make up all living organisms.|
|Molecules in Living Organisms: Number & Size||Here the instructor will count the amount of molecules in living organisms and notate the differences in size between types of molecules.|
1. What Is Carbon? - Definition & Role in Living Organisms
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what carbon is, how it is used in biological processes and why it is so vital to life on Earth. A short quiz will follow.
2. What Are Living Organisms Made Of? - Molecules & Functions
After watching this video, you will be able to explain what living organisms are made of, the elements, the important molecules, and how they build to perform biological functions. A short quiz will follow.
3. Molecules in Living Organisms: Number & Size
After watching this video, you will be able to explain how molecules form part of living organisms, list the most common types of molecules in organisms like humans, and describe how abundant they are in the human body. A short quiz will follow.
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