Ch 9: FTCE Biology: Metabolic Biochemistry

About This Chapter

Learn about the chemistry of living things in these lessons, including information on the environment's impact. You can prepare for the questions on metabolic biochemistry on the FTCE Biology 6-12 exam by viewing the videos and completing the quizzes in this chapter.

FTCE Biology: Metabolic Biochemistry - Chapter Summary

Watch these lessons and learn about the chemistry involved in the ways living things produce energy. The videos will help you prepare for these types of questions on the FTCE Biology exam. These lessons and quizzes should leave you equipped to:

  • Explain cellular respiration
  • Analyze the product and steps of the electron transport chain
  • Compare and contrast lactic acid and alcoholic fermentation
  • Report on the function of chemiosmosis in respiration and photosynthesis
  • Describe autotrophs and heterotrophs
  • Relate ways the environment influences biochemistry
  • Show how chemosynthesis and photosynthesis are different

These lessons are taught by experts in the field who know what you'll need to ace the test. They make this information easy to understand and fun to learn. Use the jump feature in the timeline to go back and review major concepts in each video and take the chapter exam to gauge your readiness for the FTCE Biology exam.

Objectives of the FTCE Biology: Metabolic Biochemistry Chapter

Passing the FTCE Biology exam is a requirement for certification to teach the subject in a Florida public school. The questions on material in the Metabolic Biochemistry chapter are in the test's section on knowledge of the chemical processes of living things, which comprises 14% of the test's 120 multiple-choice questions. The quizzes at the end of our video lessons can help you prepare for the FTCE Biology exam, both through information on subject matter and also by giving you practice taking this type of test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: FTCE Biology: Metabolic Biochemistry
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The Electron Transport Chain: Products and Steps

1. 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.

Lactic Acid & Alcoholic Fermentation: Comparison, Contrast & Examples

2. 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.

Chemiosmosis in Photosynthesis & Respiration

3. Chemiosmosis in Photosynthesis & Respiration

Cells need energy to survive, but they can't use the energy from nutrients or light unless processed into certain molecules. In this lesson, we are going to explore the process of creating these molecules both in cells that rely on respiration as well as those that rely on photosynthesis.

Autotrophs and Heterotrophs

4. Autotrophs and Heterotrophs

Ever wonder where your energy comes from? What about a plant's energy? And where does it go? Learn about the flow of energy through the food chain in this lesson on autotrophs and heterotrophs.

How the Environment Affects the Biochemistry of Living Things

5. How the Environment Affects the Biochemistry of Living Things

Watch this video lesson to learn how the sun, medicines, and toxins can affect living things. Learn how living things, including us humans, can react positively or even be harmed by these environmental things.

Differences Between Chemosynthesis & Photosynthesis

6. Differences Between Chemosynthesis & Photosynthesis

We all make food in different ways, and the same goes for bacteria, plants, and algae. This lesson goes over the two ways by which such organisms produce food: chemosynthesis and photosynthesis.

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