Biomolecules and Functional Groups

A short and clear video explains the importance of carbon in biomolecules, carbon chains, and functional groups. As an introduction to the four classes of biomolecules, the graphics support the ideas presented. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Complete a KWL chart with your class on carbon and organic molecules
  • See how many different types of carbon pupils can name
Classroom Considerations

  • The video best fits at the beginning of a unit on biomolecules and functional groups
  • The first in a series of five videos
Pros

  • Includes a simple explanation without oversimplifying material
  • This could be used as homework in a flipped classroom
Cons

  • Video does not contain any interactive or thought-provoking moments