The word ‘macromoleules’ for beginning biology students can be an intimidating word.  Macromolecules refer to a class of chemicals that are BIG.  These chemicals make up each of the organelles and cells that we have been looking at… under the microscope and piece by piece on the SMARTboard.  This activity is designed to give you an introduction to these molecules, how they look, act in our cells and are essential to life as we know it.  

** If this will work – You will be completing a Trackstar (view in FRAMES – it is easier!)   This website is designed to take you on a webquest through many websites with some guiding thoughts… all notes and screen captures (hit ‘PrtSc’!) are to be posted in your CourseWare in the SBI3C group.  The assignment name is ‘Macromolecules’.

** If the link does not work go to http://trackstar.4teachers.org and search for track number  423071

*** If NOT then…

Meet the Macromolecules

**Remember to take notes as you go.  Cut and paste any pictures that supplement your notes….

BioCoach
Site Location: http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/biokit/chnops.html
Start your adventure by learning about the six most common elements of life! Click through the concepts and take notes as needed (in a word doc so you can post in courseware in the SBI3C group!!) and then take the quiz (post a screen capture of results page in courseware).

Lipids
Site Location: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=AP13204
Click through this slide show about lipids, take notes about the basic structures and descriptions of each type of lipid.

Proteins
Site Location: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=AP13304
Click through the slide show, take notes about the types of protein structures.

Carbohydrates
Site Location: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objid=AP13104
Click through the slideshow, take notes on the type of carbohydrates and their structures.

Nucleic Acids and DNA
Site Location: http://www.chem4kids.com/files/bio_nucleicacids.html
Read through the general information on nucleic acids and then click ‘DNA’ on the right hand bar.  Take notes where needed.

Jeopardy
Site Location: http://www.quia.com/cb/86263.html
With a friend play jeopardy.  Take a screen capture of your end results and post in Courseware in the SBI3C group.

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