Today we had the opportunity to burn an almond releasing the energy stored inside from photosynthesis to boil water... well, most of us did. Today we also had many struggles with following procedure directions. Remember kids, a procedure is a step by step set of instructions explaining what to do and when. I understand that sometimes directions are confusing... but also there are times when you just need to READ THEM! Wrap up the lab questions tonight or tomorrow as you finish your SWYK.
Tonight you can start (and even finish) your SWYK... tomorrow in class is the official SWYK time and we will also discuss your holiday work with chemistry!
For the SWYK you need to: Explain the importance of respiration, fermentation, and photosynthesis to living things. Discuss the relationships among the three processes. Include any specific molecules, elements, organelles, or other vocabulary from the energy processes work this week. Use specific details from the equations for these energy processes.
The difference between a "3" and "4" is relating the processes to each other (I think photosynthesis and respiration have an interesting relation to discuss as does respiration and fermentation). Feel free to add visuals to clarify your point. You will still have time tomorrow in class of course...
If you have been absent for the work this week you may want to PRINT THESE NOTES to have some info! Fermentation who, what, when, where, why, and how added on page 74... review text pages 52-53. Hope your arm isn't still cramped from lactic acid!!!
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