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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.
Young scholars identify the cause of nucleic acid changes in the influenza virus, describe methods of disease infection and investigate the similarities between humans, ducks, and pigs in this upper-level High School Science class lesson from OPB.
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.
Students study the chemistry related to the science of life. In this science lesson, students differentiate between the three types of sugars present in the body. They  discuss carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
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 concise and instructive presentation on nucleic acids will be a valuable teaching tool in your chemistry or biology classes. Beautiful diagrams clarify the structure of nucleotides in DNA and RNA and the double helix arrangement of the DNA molecule.
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.
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.
Tenth graders complete a vocabulary assignment based on terms in the unit. They complete appropriate worksheets as each section of the unit is completed. They participate in classroom discussions. They construct a model of a DNA molecule.
In this nucleic acids activity, students answer twelve questions about DNA and RNA and their structures. They also identify bases in a sequence of DNA that would be transcribed.
In this chromosome worksheet students complete a crossword puzzle by answering questions on DNA, nucleic acids, nucleotides and RNA.  
Don't be fooled by the title - this biology quiz could serve as an AP biology or college-level biology quiz. Some of the molecules represented may be difficult to identify without seeing the textbook from which this is based. It could serve as a great extension to quick learners.
Students perform tests for the presence of certain macromolecules.  In this health and biology lesson, students rotate in groups to three lab stations and perform tests for proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates found in familiar foods.
In this biology worksheet, students read about macromolecules and elements in living things to answer 56 questions that follow. They also draw the molecular structure of some organic and inorganic molecules.
Young environmentalists examine the biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water. Explanatory notes and colorful diagrams are presented for each, followed by a blank diagram that is filled in click-by-click as a reinforcement. After teaching the cycles, time is spent on limiting nutrients and eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems. This commendable PowerPoint will educate and arrest the attention of your high schoolers.
A great review of the structure and function of carbon-based molecules important to life, especially with relevance to humans. The chemistry behind the combination of polymers and the breakdown of bonds is covered. Valuable content in this slideshow is the collection of diagrams of each functional group.
High school science classes will find this video intriguing. Viruses contain genetic information, but there are strong arguments for whether viruses are living or not. Replication versus metabolism and some details about the immune response are covered.
Tenth graders create paper blocks about organic compounds. They include a picture, location, job, and definition of each compound.
Ninth graders examine the structure and function of biomolecules. In this food molecule lesson plan, 9th graders will examine various  types of biomolecules such as  carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. They will analyze nutrition facts on food labels and draw the respiration and photosynthesis stages of biomolecules.
Biochemistry scholars will be well prepared for an exam on biomolecules after completing this concise assignment! There are 75 short-answer questions about the chemical makeup, functions, and relationships between organic molecules. Learners will address carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes. Have them complete the activity and use it as a study guide.

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