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The purpose of the activities is to help you review material you have already studied in class or have read in your text. Some of the material will extend your knowledge beyond your classwork or textbook reading. At the end of each activity, you can assess your progress through a Self-Quiz.
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Lab 2 Enzyme Catalysis
Mitosis and Meiosis
Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis
6-I Bacterial Transformation
6-II DNA Electrophoresis
Genetics of Organisms
Population Genetics and Evolution
10-I Cardiovascular Fitness
10-II Heart Rate in Daphnia
Biomembranes I: Membrane Structure and Transport
Biomembranes II: Membrane Dynamics and Communication
Cardiovascular System I: The Beating Heart
Cardiovascular System II: The Vascular Highway
Cell Structure and Function
DNA Structure and Replication
From Gene to Protein: Transcription
From Gene to Protein: Translation (Protein Synthesis)
Plant Structure and Growth
Properties of Biomolecules
Restriction Enzyme Digestion of DNA
The lac Operon in E. coli
Photosynthesis is a process by which light energy is converted into chemical energy. Understanding energy conversions is not trivial, and this BioCoach activity is designed to enhance your understanding and retention of the content by illustrating and animating the fundamental processes involved in photosynthesis.
This activity consists of a brief overview of photosynthesis using nine interactive animations and a 25-question multiple-choice quiz. You should work through the animations in sequence, but may access them in random order for review purposes. The animations review the important characteristics of light energy, quiz your recall of leaf and plant cell anatomy, demonstrate the general process of photosynthesis, and examine the molecular events that take place in the chloroplast. You are expected to have covered photosynthesis in class and to be familiar with the basic terminology.
This BioCoach activity may cover more information than is required by your instructor, therefore it is important that you review the material that was presented in class and review the relevant animations in the module.
NOTE: For tips on using BioCoach, read the BioCoach Instructions.