Students will research various 'fad diets' to determine the macromolecules in abundance and deficit in the diets. Students will create an infographic to display their research and to argue from this evidence if the diet should be used and by whom, and what short and long term effects this diet could have on an individual.
This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Students will create a "mind map" or a concept map using an online concept mapping software to outline the four main types of biological molecules - carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The students' mind map will compare and contrast the four main divisions of biological molecules.
This resource is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Students will research the role of enzymes and how their deficiencies can affect living things.
This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Students are introduced to the four major classes of biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids). The video “You Are What You Eat” discusses the biological macromolecules and their role in the body and the food that we eat. The website also includes a chart comparing and contrasting the structural characteristics of the four macromolecules and an explanation of dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis.
This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Gap Resource Development Summit.