1. How is light energy harvested in photosynthesis?

2. Trace the flow of carbon within the process of photosynthesis.  Be sure to include the following terms in your description: Glucose, NADPH, ATP, Calvin cycle, RUBISCO, CO2.

3. If a green plant is exposed to only green light in a laboratory, predict what will happen to the green plant. Why?

4. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the C3 pathway for photosynthesis.  Under which conditions would a C3 plant have an advantage?  a disadvantage?

5. What is the role of hydrogen ion gradients in both cellular respiration in the mitochondria and photosynthesis in the chloroplast?

6. Compare and contrast the processes of catabolism and anabolism. Explain one way each of the terms differs from each other in relation to cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

7. Describe how cell metabolism affects the processing of a pear as it moves through the process of cellular respiration.  Be sure to list each step of cellular respiration and account for the energy released from the pear at each step.

8. A toxic drug is discovered that has the ability to promote the degradation all the NADH in a cell.  Explain why the lack of NADH would be problematic as it relates to energy production.

ourse Reflection

Personal Impact

  • What inspired you to choose to study public health?
    • Share a story that inspired you to learn more about public health. This could be a personal story or originate from a book you read, a news event that influenced you, or a film you saw.
  • How do your current ideas about public health compare to those you had at the beginning of the course?
  • How have your ideas about public health changed?

Course Content

  • What is one thing you learned in this course that you feel will prepare you to work in public health?
  • What was missing that you wished was part of the course?
  • Which topics in this course stimulated you to investigate further?
  • What did you find surprising?

Response Guidelines

No response is needed in this discussion, but feel free to continue the conversation if you wish.

Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components:

  • Summarize course highlights in terms of personal impact and learnings about the field of public health.


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