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Ch 9: Macromolecules Lesson Plans & Resources

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We can help make learning about macromolecules more fun for your students with this lesson plan and resource chapter. Our text and video lessons meet educational standards so you can confidently create homework assignments, discussion questions or classroom games.

Macromolecules Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

Utilize these teaching resources to introduce macromolecules to your students in a way that's engaging, interactive and more likely to capture their attention. The detailed lesson plans cover topics including organic compounds, macromolecules, polymers, proteins and amino acids. Our professionally designed lesson plans meet educational standards. These lessons take the stress out of curriculum planning so you can use your time more wisely.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning macromolecules lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific macromolecule topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your macromolecules class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related macromolecules lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important macromolecules concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant macromolecule-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 9: Macromolecules Lesson Plans & Resources
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Organic Chemistry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Organic Chemistry Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Introduce students to organic chemistry with help from this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson that explains organic chemistry, then practice vocabulary and concepts with fun games and activities.

Organic Compounds Lesson Plan

2. Organic Compounds Lesson Plan

If you are discussing organic compounds, this lesson explores the uses of carbon and its bonds. Students will read a lesson, participate in discussion questions, play a game, and take a quiz.

What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

3. What are Simple Organic Compounds in Chemistry? - Types, Groups & Examples

We are going to learn about some of the simple organic compounds that exist in our world. This lesson covers the types, groups and general formulas of simple organic compounds.

Organic Chemistry Activities

4. Organic Chemistry Activities

Organic chemistry focuses on the study of carbon-based compounds, which exist all around us. Use these activities to help students understand some basic concepts including fundamental groups, polymers and monomers, and lipids.

Macromolecules Lesson Plan

5. Macromolecules Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to macromolecules. Students will watch an informative video lesson, discuss macromolecules, and create a poster of a chosen macromolecule.

Macromolecules: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Macromolecules: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson you will explore macromolecules. You'll be interested to learn that these very large molecules are made up of smaller 'building block' units, and that they are in plastics, textiles, and even in you!

Protein Structure Lesson Plan

7. Protein Structure Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to introduce students to proteins and their structure. Students will read two text lessons, discuss proteins, and create detailed drawings of protein structures.

Protein Molecules: Functions, Structure & Examples

8. Protein Molecules: Functions, Structure & Examples

Protein molecules are large organic molecules found in living organisms. They serve a wide variety of functions, including structure, transport and defense. Learn more about these molecules in this lesson and take a quiz at the end.

Proteins: Structure, Function & Types

9. Proteins: Structure, Function & Types

Without proteins you couldn't survive. But how much do you know about them? This lesson will explore the structure and function of proteins, and list some types of proteins you might encounter.

Amino Acids Lesson Plan

10. Amino Acids Lesson Plan

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.

What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

11. What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure

Your body cannot function without proteins, and in order to build all these important proteins, your body needs amino acids. In this lesson, learn what amino acids are and what they look like. Then test your new knowledge with a short quiz.

Organic Molecules Games & Activities

12. Organic Molecules Games & Activities

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.

Polymers Lesson Plan

13. Polymers Lesson Plan

Learning about complex molecules, like polymers, can feel overwhelming, but this lesson plan on natural and synthetic polymers can help teachers illustrate these topics. By using hands-on activities and fun videos, students will easily grasp the concepts associated with polymers.

Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples

14. Synthetic Polymers: Definition & Examples

Discover the chemistry behind some of the most popular and useful compounds ever made: synthetic polymers. Encounter some cool and common examples as you learn about the structures of these versatile compounds.

Natural Polymers: Definition, Types & Examples

15. Natural Polymers: Definition, Types & Examples

Discover the chemistry behind everyday substances like hair and starch by learning about polymers. We explore how polymers form, the chemistry of the reactions, and the three main types of natural polymers and their importance in everyday life.

Plastics Lesson Plan

16. Plastics Lesson Plan

How many different types of plastic exist? This lesson plan will help you introduce students to the classification of plastics using a text lesson. A hands-on activity connects students with each type of plastic.

Plastic: History & Properties

17. Plastic: History & Properties

Plastics are all around you, but how much do you know about this handy invention? This lesson will give a brief history of plastics and discuss some of the properties that make it such a useful substance.

Plastic: Types & Uses

18. Plastic: Types & Uses

While there are only two classes of plastics, there are actually many different types of plastics. When it comes to the plastics you use every day, they are separated into seven different categories as you'll see in this lesson.

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