Water is the most important liquid on earth. It the most important compound in many science disciplines. This power point covers the properties of water which makes it so important for life; polar, covalent, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic, hydrophilic, cohesion, surface tension, adhesion, high specific heat, high freezing point, chemical buffer, vaporization, density anomaly.
There are links to videos on youtube covering surface tension and a brief definition of primordial soup.
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Texas Biology TEK:
(9) Science concepts. The student knows the significance of various molecules involved in metabolic processes and energy conversions that occur in living organisms. The student is expected to:
(A) compare the structures and functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids;
(B) compare the reactants and products of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of energy and matter;
(C) identify and investigate the role of enzymes; and
(D) analyze and evaluate the evidence regarding formation of simple organic molecules and their organization into long complex molecules having information such as the DNA molecule for self-replicating life.
Texas Chemistry TEK:
(10) Science concepts. The student understands and can apply the factors that influence the behavior of solutions. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the unique role of water in chemical and biological systems;
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
5-LS1-1. Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the idea that plant matter comes mostly from air and water, not from the soil.]
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Organisms, and populations of organisms, are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving factors. In any ecosystem, organisms and populations with similar requirements for food, water, oxygen, or other resources may compete with each other for limited resources, access to which consequently constrains their growth and reproduction.
Growth of organisms and population increases are limited by access to resources.