AP Biology Assignment Sheet for
Bioenergetics Unit 2009
Chapters: 8(pages 141 – 150), 9, and 10
Class Discussion Learning Objectives Assignment
Date Topic/Activity (Unless otherwise noted
assignments are due the next day
Chapter 8 (141- 150) Before you read chapter 8
1. Explain the role of catabolic and anabolic pathways in cellular
Cell Unit Exam metabolism.
pages 141 – 150, go
2. Distinguish between kinetic and potential energy. online to the book website
3. Explain why an organism is considered an open system. and take the pre-test
4. Explain the first and second laws of thermodynamics in your questions 1 – 5. chapter 8
5. Explain how highly ordered living organisms do not violate the
questions. Determine if
second law of thermodynamics. this helps focus your
reading on the parts that
6. Distinguish between exergonic and endergonic reactions in
terms of free energy change. you still need to
7. List the three main kinds of cellular work. Explain in general
terms how cells obtain the energy to do cellular work.
understand. If it does,
8. Describe the structure of ATP and identify the major class of then continue to use this
macromolecules to which ATP belongs. for a guide to your reading.
9. Explain how ATP performs cellular work. Read chapter 8 pages 141
10. Diagram and explain the energetics associated with the ATP
cycle – 150
Complete reading guide
Biology 1 pages 129 – 130
Before reading chapter 9
Energy, go online and take the
Thermodyanmics chapter 9 pre-test. (if it
helped you before)
Read chapter 9 pages 160
Complete reading guide
questions 1 – 16.
Chapter 9 Finish reading chapter 9
ATP 1. Write the summary equation for cellular respiration. pages 170 – 178
2. Define oxidation and reduction, and identify what is oxidized Complete reading guide
Glycolysis and what is reduced in cellular respiration. chapter 9
4. Describe the role of NAD+ in cellular respiration. Biology 1 pages 131 - 133
Citric Acid Cycle 5. Name the three stages of cellular respiration and state the
region of the eukaryotic cell where each stage occurs.
6 List the reactants and products of glycolysis. Describe how the
carbon skeleton of glucose changes during this process.
7. Explain why ATP is required for the preparatory steps of
8. Identify the oxidizing agent of glycolysis.
9. Describe where pyruvate is oxidized to acetyl CoA, what
molecules are produced, and how this process links glycolysis
to the citric acid cycle.
10. List the products of the citric acid cycle. Explain why it is called
11. Describe the point at which glucose is completely oxidized
during cellular respiration.
12. Identify the oxidizing agent of the citric acid cycle. s
13. Distinguish between substrate-level phosphorylation and
14. In general terms, explain how the exergonic “slide” of electrons Read lab 5
down the electron transport chain is coupled to the endergonic Go to biology.com and
production of ATP by chemiosmosis.
complete the lab bench for
Oxidative 15. Explain oxidative phsophorylation in connection to the electron
16 Summarize the net ATP yield from the oxidation of a glucose
Be able to predict
& molecule. Include how many ATP’s are made at each of the measurable results before
Fermentation three stages of cellular respiration. you come to class.
17. Explain the function of fermentation and describe when and
where it occurs in a cell
18. Compare the fate of pyruvate in alcohol fermentation and in
lactic acid fermentation.
19. Draw a detailed picture of a mitochondrion. Label where each
part of aerobic cellular respiration specifically occurs.
20. Generate a venn diagram or a double bubble map that
compares and contrasts the processes of fermentation and
aerobic cellular respiration.
21. Summarize the evidence that suggests that glycolysis is an
ancient metabolic pathway.
22. Describe how food molecules other than glucose can be
oxidized to make ATP’s.
23. Explain how ATP production is controlled by the cell, and
describe the role that the allosteric enzyme
phosphofructokinase plays in the process.
24. Determine how many ATP’s would be generated by starting
with any molecule in cellular respiration, such as glucose, acetyl
Biology 1 pages 134 - 135
Begin lab analysis for lab 5
Lab 5 Complete worksheet
Exercise 5.3 Separation
and Identification of Plant
Pigments by Paper
Chromatography. Be sure
to label the sketch in the
results section at the end
with the pigments that
each band represents.
Chromatography Complete lab analysis for
Lab 4A lab 5
Post Lab 5
Chapter 10 Take online pre-test
1. Distinguish between autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition.
Absorption chapter 10
2. Distinguish between photoautotrophs and chemoautotrophs.
Spectrum of Plant Read chapter 10, pages
3. Describe the structure of a chloroplast, listing all membranes
and compartments. Identify and label where each part of
181 – 193
photosynthesis occrus. Complete reading guide
4. Write the summary equation for photosynthesis. questions 1 – 18
Biology 1 pages 139 - 140
5. Explain the role of redox reactions in photosynthesis.
6. Describe the two main stages of photosynthesis
7. Describe the relationship between an action spectrum and an
absorption spectrum. Explain why the action spectrum for
photosynthesis differs from the absorption spectrum for
8. List the wavelengths of light that are most effective for
9. Describe the effect that absorption and reflection of light by
pigments, has on the colors we see, and photosynthetic activity.
10. List the reactants and the products of the light reactions. Read lab 4
Pigments and the Explain where input items come from and where output Word process answer to
Light Reactions products go.
extra credit question; be
11. List the components of a photosystem and explain the function
sure to support your
of each component.
answer with a well-written
12. Trace the movement of electrons in noncyclic and in cyclic
electron flow. explanation.
13. Explain the functions of cyclic and noncyclic electron flow.
14. Describe the similarities and differences in chemiosmosis
between oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria and
photophosphorylation in chloroplasts.
15. State the function of each of the three phases of the Calvin
16. Describe the role of ATP and NADPH in the Calvin cycle.
17. Describe what happens to rubisco when O2 concentration is
much higher than CO2 concentration.
18. Describe the major consequences of photorespiration. Explain
why it is thought to be an evolutionary relict.
19. Describe two important photosynthetic adaptations that
20. List the possible fates of photosynthetic products.
21. Identify all of the plant structures that are involved in brining
reactants of photosynthesis to the chloroplasts and the
structures involved in releasing products from the plant
Lab 4B Complete analysis for lab
4 (part A and B), Be sure
Post Lab 4B to use questions from Lab
4 Write-up hand-out
Act out the Light Finish reading chapter 10
Reactions of (pages 193 – 198)
Photosynthesis Complete reading guide
chapter 10, #19 - 24
Calvin Cycle Biology 1 pages 136 – 138
Biology 2 (note this is from
the other book!) page 354
Evolutionary Study for Bioenergetics
Alternatives for Unit exam
Carbon Fixation Remember article
Complete all of the
Biology 1:129 – 140
Biology 2: 354
Bioenergetics Unit Read chapter 14
Exam Complete reading guide