Ch 25: TExES Science 7-12: Biomolecules

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Let us help you review the structure and function of biomolecules through entertaining video lessons. This engaging chapter provides an overview of biomolecules to help you prepare for the TExES Science 7-12 exam.

TExES Science 7-12: Biomolecules - Chapter Summary

Our instructors explain detailed concepts related to the function of biomolecules to help you prepare for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) Science 7-12 exam. The lessons in this chapter review key topics you could encounter on test day, including the physical and chemical properties of water and carbon. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the foundational elements necessary for life
  • Describe the properties of water and its importance to life on Earth
  • Clarify the importance of carbon as it supports organisms
  • Understand the different types of molecules and how their shape is related to function
  • Discuss the biochemical reactions of synthesis and decomposition

This course is self-paced, giving you the ability to learn at your own comfort and speed. The lessons have been specially developed to keep you engaged in the review process to help you take the TExES Science 7-12 exam with confidence! After watching each lesson, make sure to take the self-assessment quiz to determine your understanding and see if you are ready to move on to the next concept.

5 Lessons in Chapter 25: TExES Science 7-12: Biomolecules
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The Foundational Elements of Life

1. The Foundational Elements of Life

Living things are complex products of their environments. They are made of a number of different natural elements, many of which are essential to survival. Because of this, they are considered foundational elements and they support life on Earth as we know it.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

2. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

In this video lesson you will learn about water and its unique properties. You will also develop an understanding of how these properties make life as we know it possible.

What Is Carbon? - Definition & Role in Living Organisms

3. 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.

How a Molecule's Biological Function is Related to Shape

4. How a Molecule's Biological Function is Related to Shape

This lesson goes over numerous instances of how a molecule's biological function is related to its shape. You'll learn how all of this works with familiar real-world examples.

Biochemical Reactions: Synthesis and Decomposition

5. Biochemical Reactions: Synthesis and Decomposition

Did you know that there are thousands of chemical reactions going on in your body every day? In this lesson, you will learn about three types of biochemical reactions: synthesis reactions, decomposition reactions and reversible reactions.

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