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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.
Students investigate the physical properties of a rather peculiar substance commonly known as slime. They devise and carryout a procedure for testing the effect of varying concentrations of either the poly(vinyl alcohol) or the borax solution on slime. Teacher guide available at website.
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+!
Peruse the properties of polymers with your materials engineers, chemistry aces, or emerging ecologists. The inquiries in this resource include puncturing polyethylene plastic bags, dissolving polystyrene cups, creating a polymer ball out of glue and borax, and discovering that different oils solidify at different temperatures. You could use this resource when teaching properties of matter to chemistry or engineering classes, or when examining the problems associated with petroleum products with your environmental science classes.
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 worksheet, 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 worksheet 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 worksheet, students solve 20 problems including isomer structure, functional groups, types of reactions and the polymers that make up the structures of organic molecules.
Students explore elasticity and describe the effects of temperature changes on physical properties.  For this rubber band stretch lesson students complete an experimental activity and show their results. 
Learners experiment with silly putty.  In this chemical changes lesson plan students work in groups, perform tests and collect data.
Students explain the process of polymerization. In 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 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 learning exercise, students complete a crossword puzzle with 36 questions. They identify different polymers and functional groups.
Students 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, students 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.
For this biology worksheet, 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.
Young scholars 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.

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