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Ch 6: Energy in Living Organisms Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Energy in Living Organisms chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the ways in which living organisms need and acquire energy. 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 syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Energy in Living Organisms 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.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Types of systems that require energy and matter Growth, reproduction, homeostasis
Tuesday Essential environmental conditions Cell maintenance of internal conditions that differ from external conditions for growth, reproduction, and homeostasis
Wednesday Feedback systems The methods by which living organisms regulate internal systems
Thursday Energy transformed The process by which living organisms capture and utilize energy
Friday Cellular respiration Types of energy transfer by which organic compounds are converted into energy

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Energy in Living Organisms Lesson Plans
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Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

1. Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter

Free energy and matter are required by all living things in order to grow, reproduce, and maintain biological processes. Additionally, free energy and matter must also be recycled through the environment in order to remove dead material and allow for new growth.

The Environmental Requirements for Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

2. The Environmental Requirements for Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

Cells need to maintain internal environments that are different from their external environments in order to grow and reproduce. In this video lesson, you will understand some ways that cells can control their internal conditions to ensure proper biological functioning.

Using Feedback Systems to Regulate Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

3. Using Feedback Systems to Regulate Growth, Reproduction & Dynamic Homeostasis

In order to maintain specific internal conditions, organisms use feedback mechanisms. Feedback is essential to the regulation of internal environments, which allows for proper biological functioning.

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.

Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

5. 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!

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

6. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

7. 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.

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