Standard 3.1

All living systems require constant input of free energy.

Performance indicators:

a. Explain how biological systems use free energy based on empirical data that all organisms require constant energy input to maintain organization, to grow and to reproduce. [SP 6.2]
b. Justify a scientific claim that free energy is required for living systems to maintain organization, to grow or to reproduce, but that multiple strategies exist in different living systems. [SP 6.1]
c. Predict how changes in free energy availability affect organisms, populations and ecosystems. [SP 6.4]

Class Activities:

Free Energy POGIL

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Standard 3.2

Interactions between molecules affect their structure and function.

Performance indicators:

a. Analyze data to identify how molecular interactions affect structure and function. [SP 5.1]

Class Activities:

Enzymes and Cellular Regulation POGIL

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Standard 3.3

Organisms capture and store free energy for use in biological processes.

Performance indicators:

a. Use representations to pose scientific questions about what mechanisms and structural features allow organisms to capture, store and use free energy. [SP 1.4, 3.1]
b. Construct explanations of the mechanisms and structural features of cells that allow organisms to capture, store or use free energy. [SP 6.2]

Class Activities:

Photosynthesis POGIL

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Glycolysis & Krebs Cycle POGIL

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Oxidative Phosphorylation POGIL

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Standard 3.4:

Cooperative interactions within organisms promote efficiency in the use of energy and matter.

Performance indicators:

a. Use representations and models to analyze how cooperative interactions within organisms promote efficiency in the use of energy and matter. [SP 1.4]

Class Activities:

none currently