Tag: nucleic

  • Boxing Biomolecules – A Game for Organics

    Boxing Biomolecules – A Game for Organics

    AP Biology students learn the four biological macromolecules by playing a game with boxes which have descriptions on each side.

  • Reinforcement: Biomolecules

    Reinforcement: Biomolecules

    This worksheet is used with a unit on biological molecules in an introductory biology class. Students match definitions or descriptions to words provided in a word bank. The anchoring phenomenon in this unit is hagfish slime, which explains the inclusion of this concept in the list. Google Slides and Student Notes for the unit are…

  • Create a Concept Map of Biomolecules

    Create a Concept Map of Biomolecules

    This activity asks students to work in groups to create a concept map (graphic organizer) on the biological macromolecules:  carbohydrates, lipids, fats, and nucleic acids.   Students are given brief instructions and a sample map to get them started, but they are responsible for determining what details are important in each section.

  • Macromolecules: Sketchnotes

    In the past, I’ve had students create concept maps to help them organize the four macromolecules and related details.  This year, I modified the assignment to try to encourage the use of sketching to help students remember the details.  Students were asked to focus on one of the four macromolecules:  lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, or…