Biological Molecules

Focus on macro-molecules including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A video explains which are monomers, which form polymers, and the process of changing from one to the other. It also covers the characteristics of nucleic acids and directionality. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Perform DNA extraction during class
Classroom Considerations

  • Take note that YouTube comments are open to the public
  • Requires prior knowledge of the parts of molecules and chemical equations
  • Lesson is the first in a series of 10
Pros

  • Includes two different review sheets that pupils can complete during the video or after
  • Provides closed captioning
  • Highlights diagrams that are easy to read
Cons

  • None
Common Core