Unit 1 Test Topics


This is not a comprehensive listing of test topics, but it is enough material for you to prepare with.


A good method to study is to build a knowledge tree - a flow-chart of everything you know about a particular topic listed.  You should use your notes, power point presentations and web pages to provide you with all of teh informatino you need. 

Writing (and re-writing) the material helps me remember things - this ay be a strategy you could use to effectivly study. 


Another method to study is to come up with mnemonic aids - the old ROY-G-BIV strategy to remember the colors of the rainbow (RedOrangeYellow-Green-BlueIndigoViolet), or "My Very Eager Mother Just Sent Us Nothing" for the name of the planets (Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune). 


Either strategy will work, andthere may be another strategy you can use to remember information.  Just be sure you HAVE a strategy - and prepare for all tests & Quizzes.


Department Test Topics

Topics include:

  • Cells/cell theory

  • organelles/functions/location (cell as a city)

    • function/make-up of membrane/relation to Lipid

    • function of mitochondria/relation to Carbohydrate

    • function of chloroplast/relation to Carbohydrate

    • function of ribosome/relation to Protein

  • Prokaryote/eukaryote

  • Heterotroph/Autotroph

  • Macromolecules

    • polymers/monomers

    • Nutritional Macromolecule associated organelle

    • Nutritional Macromolecule functionality

      • Proteins-Ribosomes: Building Blocks/enzymes/Hormones

      • Lipids-Membranes:long term energy storage

      • Carbohydrates-Chloroplasts/Mitochondria: Short term energy

      • Nucleic Acids-Nucleus: Instructions for cel

  • Homeostasis

    • negative and positive feedback loops

      • Internal body Temperature response to heat & cold

      • Blood Glucose levels

      • pH levels

  • Proteins/Buffers/Enzymes/

    • Denaturing - shape determines function

    • changing shape destroys function

    • Enzymes

      • Active Site

      • substrate

      • products

      • activation energy

  • elements that make up the body (percentages)

  • Passive/active transport

    • Diffusion/osmosis

    • Endo- exo- cytosis

    • iso- hypo- hyper- tonicity

  • Graphs

    • Always include:

      • Lable Title

      • Label Axis

      • Label Key

    • Creating from data

    • Interpret/analyze

  • Data Tables/Charts

    • Interpret/analyze