To qualify for the Order of Charybdis you must pursue a more arduous quest. While you will still be working on Chemeia of the Bios you will actively seek out three labs and three activities on your own that directly connect to the Learning Objectives for this quest and complete them. You will still have to do the foundation activity. This will require that you show them to the Game Master BEFORE you work on them. Before you pursue these materials, make sure that they are of a “gold” nature.
To earn your way into the order of Charybdis you must complete three of the four quests per semester at the platinum level.
Learning Objectives for Biochemistry unit:
1.32 The student is able to justify the selection of geological, physical, and chemical data that reveal early Earth conditions.
2.1 The student is able to explain how biological systems use free energy based on empirical data that all organisms require constant energy input to maintain organization, to grow and to reproduce. [See SP 6.2]
2.9 The student is able to represent graphically or model quantitatively the exchange of molecules between an organism and its environment, and the subsequent use of these molecules to build new molecules that facilitate dynamic homeostasis, growth and reproduction.
4.1 The student is able to explain the connection between the sequence and the subcomponents of a biological polymer and its properties. [See SP 7.1]
4.2 The student is able to refine representations and models to explain how the subcomponents of a biological polymer and their sequence determine the properties of that polymer.
4.3 The student is able to use models to predict and justify that changes in the subcomponents of a biological polymer affect the functionality of the molecule.
4.17 The student is able to analyze data to identify how molecular interactions affect structure and function.
Properties of water
progress of catalyzed reactions
induced fit model
• Understand the relationships among these concepts
• Relate properties of water to the xylem of the plant
• Site specific examples of how organic molecules are used in the cells of plants
• Relate free energy to the sodium/potassium pump and/or the xylem of the plant