The Making of Macromolecules

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Compare and contrast macromolecules made from the same elements. Young scholars learn how the structure of a molecule has as much influence on a compound as the elements in the molecule. They experiment with molecular model kits to explore different arrangements of elements.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils sketch different macromolecules using a unique color for each element; list the molecule's properties
  • Record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer such as a Frayer diagram
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up
Pros

  • Includes a detailed teacher guide with questioning suggestions
  • Provides a rubric for assessment purposes
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