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A lively presentation presents general facts and history of nucleic acids in a note-taking format. Every slide contains colorful photos or graphics to illuminate and engage. Biology aces learn about the function and structure of these essential molecules. After showing this presentation, have them create models of the double helix out of various craft materials.
This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is most appropriate for your biochemistry buffs. It is straightforward, educational, and contains explanatory diagrams. It earns an A+!
A succinct set of slides introduces upcoming chemists to the building blocks of life. The special properties of carbon are explained so that viewers understand why life is based on this molecule. Biomolecules (protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and nucleic acid) are introduced as polymers. Condensation and hydrolysis reactions are investigated. A terrific way to follow this presentation would be to have your class build models of carbon-based polymer molecules! By the way, this is not only useful for your chemists, but biology learners would also benefit from this resource.
Ten questions survey scholars' understanding of the nucleic acids. As they complete this assignment, they will list four types of nucleic acids, compare their structures, and relate their roles. There is one formatting error, but otherwise this would make a telling quiz.
Explore the roles of RNA with this PowerPoint presentation. Viewers will learn about messenger RNA, transfer RNA, and ribosomal RNA. You will appreciate the time and thought put into preparing this concise presentation as you use it to teach your young biologists about this vital nucleic acid.
Students learn about the four biochemicals that are important biologically. In this biochemicals lesson plan, students identify the four major groups of biochemicals including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids. They are given notes and demonstrations for each type of biochemical and complete a"4 groups chart". They complete the lesson with a short quiz on each biochemical.
This sequence of slides covers each main macromolecule that is involved with human structure and function. The history of nucleotide research and the way that they are formed is summarized, a diagram accompanies the explanation. The main examples of their function are listed.
Within the setting of a crime scene investigation, biochemistry beginners analyze organic compounds as a means of determining "Who dunnit." They use a brown paper test for lipids, glucose test strips and iodine to identify carbohydrates, and Biuret reagent for proteins. They apply what they experience to the lunch remains of the suspects in order to solve the mystery of who stole Jerell's iPod. The procedures, data tables, and evaluation questions are well-written, making this an A+ activity.