Classifying Systems in Cells

The nature of how living things work is intrinsically connected and interrelated. This unit covers a broad range of topics, from molecular aquaporins, to the global challenge of securing the worlds food supply.

At its heart, this sequence of five lesson plans urge students to look at photosynthesis as a means to increase food supply for the worlds growing population.
This sequence is designed to be broad enough to show how all the elements fit together, but there are many opportunities for individual classroom elaboration and exploration.

The lessons have been created and compiled by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis. They’re based on real research techniques, translated for the classroom environment.

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Lesson Plans Years 7-10

Aquaporin protein sequences

The original sequences are provided publicly as supplementary information from the following journal article, written by Stefan Reuscher, Masahito Akiyama , Chiharu Mori, Koh Aoki, Daisuke Shibata, Katsuhiro Shiratake

Published: November 19, 2013,

Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Analysis of Aquaporins in Tomato