This test was written for my Biology I class. It covers the chemistry and biochemistry concepts typically found at the beginning of any Biology I text. Here is an outline of what is included:
I. The Nature of Matter: Atoms, elements, compounds
II. Chemical Bonding: ionic bonds, covalent bonds, polar and nonpolar molecules
III. The Importance of Water to Biology: The polarity of water, hydrogen bonding, solutions and suspensions, reasons why water makes life on earth possible, acids, bases, pH, and buffers.
IV. Organic Compounds: Definition, characteristics of carbon, macromolecules
V. Carbohydrates: Characteristics of carbohydrates, how to recognize them, functions or uses of carbs, the sugar molecules, starch, glycogen, cellulose
VI. Lipids: Characteristics of lipids, how to recognize the lipid molecules, saturated and unsaturated fats, fatty acids and glycerol, uses of lipids.
VII. Nucleic Acids: This section is very brief and is only an overview of what a nucleic acid is.
VIII. Proteins: Characteristics of a protein, structure of amino acids, how to recognize an amino acid, the uses of proteins.
IX. Enzymes: Facts about enzymes, equation for how an enzyme works, lock and key hypothesis, active site, substrates.
NOTE: This product is included in my Biochemistry Complete Unit Plan Bundle which can be viewed here: Biochemistry Bundled Unit Plan
My materials are easily adaptable. You can easily add or delete material. You will receive a pdf and a Word version of this test. It contains 23 multiple choice questions, 37 fill in the blank questions and 2 short answer questions.
Answer Key is included.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for looking!
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