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Process DQCs: Biosynthesis

 Digestion/Biosynthesis Diagnostic Question Clusters

 

The transfer of matter and energy within and between organisms is a complex process that is better understood by identifying and tracing specific matter and energy entities. Digestion and Biosynthesis are two important topics in Biology courses and have implications for organisms and ecosystems. Yet, many of the details are occurring at the cellular level. Two parallel DQCs covering the topics of Digestion and Biosynthesis (BA & BB) are designed to help decipher student reasoning about these topics, particularly related to their understanding of matter and energy through these important processes?.

 

Organization of questions in Digestion/Biosynthesis DQCs.

 

Biosynthesis Form A (BA)

Biosynthesis Form B (BB)

2 Matter Items

2 Matter Items

COYOTE

APPLEDIG

GIRLGROW

COYOTE

 

 

 

 

2 Energy Items

2 Energy Items

GRAPGLUC

ENERGAIN

PEOPENER

PEOPENER

 

 

1 Large Scale Cross Process Item

1 Large Scale Cross Process Item

BIOFUEL

KLGSEASON

 

 

1 Small Scale Cross Process Item

1 Small Scale Cross Process Item

CARBPATHS

EATBREATHE