This 29-slide powerpoint presentation covers 'Topic 2.1 - Molecules to Metabolism' in the 2016 IB Biology curriculum. Each slide includes the specific learning objective as well as key vocabulary that students should note. The topic has been divided into 2 sections:
A - Carbon Compounds & Metabolism
B - Molecular Structures
The presentation itself contains minimal information as it is intended to be used with teacher guidance. They are also formatted to be visually pleasing and to print well for handouts or revision. Please see the preview file for an idea of the slide aesthetic and level of detail.
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U1: Molecular biology explains living processes in terms of the chemical substances involved.
U2: Carbon atoms can form four covalent bonds allowing a diversity of stable compounds to exist.
U3: Life is based on carbon compounds including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
U4: Metabolism is the web of all the enzyme-catalysed reactions in a cell or organism.
U5: Anabolism is the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler molecules including the formation of macromolecules from monomers by condensation reactions.
U6: Catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules into simpler molecules including the hydrolysis of macromolecules into monomers.
A1: Application: Urea as an example of a compound that is produced by living organisms but can also be artificially synthesized.
S1: Skill: Drawing molecular diagrams of glucose, ribose, a saturated fatty acid and a generalized amino acid.