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Three steps are needed to extract DNA from learners' inner cheek cells. The procedure and reasons for each step are explained. As enzymes work on the cells, a series of questions are answered regarding the structure of the DNA molecule. As the third step is in process, questions about DNA replication are also addressed. Finally, the DNA strands are placed into tiny tubes and hung on necklaces for biologists to wear home! If you can obtain the tubes, this would be a unique and memorable enrichment.
You'll Get The Point
Students investigate the concept of polymers by conducting an experiment and participating in a role playing assignment. They pierce a balloon with a bamboo skewer and answer lab questions related to the concept about the spaces between the molecules.
What is Plastic?
Students experiment with plastics. For this what is plastic lesson, students make a simple polymer and discuss recycling. Students identify various types of plastics.
Chemistry of Carbon - Building Blocks of Life
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.
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.
Ice Ice Baby! The Design and Preparation of A Reusable Ice Pack
Students explore polymers by designing and preparing an inexpensive and effective reusable ice pack. They develop and test a design for a reusable ice pack in the science lab. Students apply chemical and physical properties of polymers and their uses while creating the ice pack.
A Little Chemistry
The molecular properties of water are the focus of this chemistry-based assignment. Multiple-choice, true-or-false, matching, and fill-in-the-chart style questions query assignees about the forces that hold the water molecule together, reactions between water and other materials, which ions are important to life, and more. Because the focus of the worksheet is water, this may be best used as a quiz in a biochemistry class.
8.4 Section Review ~ Polar Bonds and Molecules
A very neat worksheet has been produced by Pearson Education, Inc. for use in a general chemistry class. The first nine questions are fill in the blanks for a paragraph about types of bonds and electronegativity. Five true-false questions and five matching descriptions follow. This would make an ideal pop quiz!
Polymers and Crystals
Students experiment with crystals and polymers and examine their roles in food science.
Learners explore online tutorial on polymers. In this chemistry lesson, they create two polymers in the lab and compare their properties. They write a sales letter about their new and improved polymer product.
Polymer Chemistry: More than Just Plastic
Fifth graders examine polymers and how they are formed. In this chemistry lesson students complete their own polymer experiment then discuss what they learned.
Students examine how some natural substances are polymers. In this polymer lesson students complete a lab and give examples of a physical change.
Plastics by the Numbers
Students investigate plastic resins and their uses. In this plastics lesson plan, students describe major plastic resins and what they are used for, they compare and contrast the properties of plastic resins and they list products that different resins become when recycled. Students conclude their investigation by determining how to separate mixtures of two types of plastics through a recycling program.
Elements Of Chemistry: When Carbon Combines
Students create a polymer using Borax and Elmer's Glue. In this chemistry lesson plan, students identify monomers made of hydrocarbons and then brainstorm a list of polymers and their uses.
Students study the concepts of polymerization and the function of crosslinkage. In this polymer lesson students complete a lab activity and write down their observations.
Chemistry of Carbon
After giving basic details about the properties of carbon, some of the common functional groups and molecules are featured. There is some information about specific functions and impact on the human body. The diagrams are helpful and could be used in any individual lesson on this topic. This presentation would also be a great review starter.
Organic Chemistry Review
In this organic chemistry review worksheet, students answer 10 questions about different organic molecules. They draw structures, they name structures, they draw polymers, they identify the type of isomer given molecules are and they identify functional groups.
Young scholars perform a chemical reaction experiment. In this chemical reaction lesson, students mix familiar chemicals together to make polymer. Young scholars decide if they made a liquid or a solid. Students then research polymer and share the information with the class.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Students study chiral molecules and why they are important in carbohydrate and protein chemistry. They determine the different biochemical properties of molecules. They watch a teacher lead multimedia presentation and build models before designing a slideshow of their own.
IUPAC Rules for Naming Compounds with Functional Groups
For this naming compounds with functional groups worksheet, students read about using the IUPAC rules for naming these compounds and they draw structures for 3 -carbon, 2-carbon and 4-carbon molecules and give the names for each.