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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.
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 worksheet and use it as a study guide.
In this stoichiometry learning exercise, students solve 4 problems using the 3 step problem solving approach, they do 8 chemical calculations and they solve 6 percent yield and limiting reagent problems.
Looking for a versatile activity on organic chemistry? If so, you might consider this resource. This resource asks learners to identify organic molecules, match terms with their definitions, determine bond angles and hybridization of molecules, and draw organic structures. This is an advanced resource that could be used as a test, in-class activity, or homework assignment.
In this organic chemistry learning exercise, learners solve 20 problems including isomer structure, functional groups, types of reactions and the polymers that make up the structures of organic molecules.
Students create a polymer out of glue, water, and borax. They discuss the resulting substance and perform several experiments with it.
Learners explore elasticity and describe the effects of temperature changes on physical properties.  In this rubber band stretch instructional activity students complete an experimental activity and show their results. 
Students experiment with silly putty.  For this chemical changes lesson students work in groups, perform tests and collect data.
Students explain the process of polymerization. For this chemistry lesson, students produce carboxylesterase in the lab. They test its effectiveness in removing the by-product odor.
Students investigate the development of plastics in the twentieth century. In this plastics instructional activity, students complete image based discussion activities for the pictures and methods of polymers. Students create an object timeline organizing the manufacturing date of polymers. Students work in teams to conduct online research about the environmental impact of plastics.
In this biochemistry activity, students complete a crossword puzzle with 36 questions. They identify different polymers and functional groups.
High schoolers relate the presence of nanofibers in clothing to its ability to repel stains. They observe and contrast the characteristics of nanofiber, Scotchguard treated, and regular fabric then test the stain resistance of each fabric swatch with with various staining solutions such as grape juice and oil.
Seventh graders discuss and explore the macroscopic appearance of an object vs. its microscopic structure. They examine a penny under a microscope and then build atomic models out of toothpicks and colored marshmallow or gumdrops.
In this chemistry of life worksheet, high schoolers review the difference between atoms and ions, cohesion and adhesion, and acids and bases. Students also review amino acids, nucleic acids, and isotopes. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank, 9 matching, and 5 short answer questions.
Macromolecules such as carbohydrates, steroids, phospholopids are given as examples of polymers and molecules formed with different bonds and specific methods.
In this biology instructional activity, 9th graders identify each line of the DNA strand base. Then they determine what makes up the handrails of the helix of a DNA molecule. Students also determine the role RNA plays in protein production of a cell.
Students examine mixtures and solution properties by making a borax polymer. In this chemical reactions lesson, students make a putty out of borax solution mixed to create a polymer.
For this science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to solve the crossword puzzle on plastics. They identify types of polymerization where double bonds of alkenes are broken before polymers are formed.
Students experiment with plastics.  In this what is plastic instructional activity, students make a simple polymer and discuss recycling.  Students identify various types of plastics. 
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.

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