Organic Molecules Games & Activities

Instructor: Nora Jarvis

Nora has a Master's degree in teaching, and has taught a variety of elementary grades.

Organic molecules are the foundation of life and make up all living organisms in our world. In this lesson, your students will learn more about organic molecules through games and activities.

What are Organic Molecules?

Your students may already know that molecules make up every single thing in our universe. But they might not yet know that living things have a different kind of molecule: an organic molecule. Organic molecules are made up of carbon atoms that are linked to make a chain or ring and can have other atoms attached.

As your students begin this unit, it will be important for them to learn what makes organic molecules different than other molecules. You can also challenge your students by having them apply their knowledge on organic molecules to some games and activities and to make learning fun.

Making Organic Molecules

Materials:

  • Medium-sized pieces of paper labeled 'C' and 'H'
  • Tape

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