These sites contain resources about biochemistry and the general structures of organic molecules. Students learn the properties and significance of these molecules such as lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. Students also learn basic knowledge of biochemistry through reading articles, playing games, and participating in activities provided on these sites. Included are eTheme resources on Chemistry: Molecular Models.
Biochemistry Sample Questions
This site includes links to questions related to basic biochemistry.
Metabolic Pathways of Biochemistry
This site includes information related to metabolism: carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism, energy metabolism and coenzymes.
“Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry:” Interactive Multimedia Companion
This site includes concept reviews, interactive animations, structure tutorials, web links, and quizzes designed to go with Rodney Boyer’s “Interactive Concepts in Biochemistry, 2nd edition.”
The Biology Project Home
This site includes problem sets and tutorials related to the chemistry of life and energy reactions.
Candy Chemosynthesis: Lesson Plan
This lesson focuses on the biochemistry of hydrothermal vents.
Anatomy Bowl: Biochemistry
Have students review their knowledge of anatomy playing this interactive Jeopardy-type game.
Highlights of Biochemistry
This site provides examples of a variety of molecular structures; select from themes or molecules in the news.
Thiamin Deficiency: A Directed Case Study
This case study focuses on the differences in dietary preferences and practices for preparing and consuming rise in three Asian communities.
A Can of Bull: Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?
This case study focuses on large biomolecules, nutrition, and product analysis; students will conduct a biochemical analysis of different popular energy drinks.
Learn about the concept of carbohydrates and its significance in living things. On the right column, click on "Basics of Biochemistry" and students find explanations for lipids and proteins. NOTE: This site includes ads.
ThinkQuest: Organic Chemistry
Under the "Biochemistry" section, there are detailed explanations of the four most basic organic molecules and chemical formulas.
This page has information about single sugars and complex carbohydrates. Click on the links at the bottom of this page to read information relevant to lipids and proteins. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Interactive Animation: Protein Synthesis
These are interactive animations to present the process of protein folding and protein synthesis.
Introduction to Protein Structure
This site contains information about molecular models of proteins, primary structures, and the secondary structures.
This site contains detained information about organic molecules such as lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. Here are images of these organic molecules' structures. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
Protein Structure And Function
This site provides high school and college level information on protein structures and functions.
eThemes Resource: Chemistry: Molecular Models
The following web sites have instructions on how to download and use the Chime plug-in for working with three-dimensional molecular models. Find out how wireframe, stick, ball and stick, and space filling models vary from each other and what the advantages and disadvantages are. Learn about Valence Shell Electron Repulsion Pair (VSERP) theory and view VSERP molecular models. Includes images, 3D interactive models, animations, movies, quizzes, and lesson plans.