Carbohydrates

Do you know what table sugar and the exoskeleton of crustaceans have in common? They are both types of carbohydrates. The video explains the three types of carbohydrates: monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. It gives examples of each with both chemical bonds and more common names. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to name as many types of carbohydrates as they can; give bonus points for every non-edible one they list
  • Have pupils list three things they learned from the video
Classroom Considerations

  • The video would work well as an introduction to carbohydrates in chemistry or in consumer and food sciences
  • The third video in a series of five
Pros

  • Graphics are easy to understand
  • Video would work well as homework in a flipped classroom
Cons

  • Video lacks attention-grabber, so keeping the class focused may be challenging