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Amino Acids Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about amino acids, using a video that will define key terms, show the structure of amino acids, and explain differing types. Discussion of content, hands-on learning, and a quiz round out this lesson plan.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define amino acids
  • explain the structure of amino acids
  • list types of amino acids

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

  • Copies of the lesson transcript (one for each student)
  • Colored index cards and pens or markers
  • Copies of the quiz (one for each student)

Key Vocabulary

  • Amino acids
  • Nonessential amino acids
  • Essential amino acids

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5

Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

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