Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Basic Calculators, Overhead Projector, Adobe Acrobat Reader
1 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: macromolecules, biological macromolecules, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, polymers, monomers, educational game, math in biology
FCR-STEMLearn Cell Biology 2016
Lesson Plan Template: General Lesson Plan
Learning Objectives: What should students know and be able to do as a result of this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- identify structures of the four major categories of macromolecules
- describe functions of the four major categories of macromolecules
- describe what molecular structures (monomers) comprise the four categories of macromolecules
Prior Knowledge: What prior knowledge should students have for this lesson?
- Students should have a basic understanding of what a macromolecule is, what makes up macromolecules, how macromolecules are used, and what a carbon skeleton diagram means.
- Students should also be familiar with some specific examples of macromolecules such as cellulose.
Guiding Questions: What are the guiding questions for this lesson?
- How do the monomers of macromolecules contribute to the final structure of the polymers?
- In what processes do macromolecules participate in living organisms?
- How do the four different types of macromolecules differ from one another? How are they similar?
Teaching Phase: How will the teacher present the concept or skill to students?
Students will participate in a think-pair-share discussion about macromolecules. The teacher will then present a brief refresher presentation (PowerPoint provided) on the structure and function of macromolecules.
Guided Practice: What activities or exercises will the students complete with teacher guidance?
Students will participate in a think-pair-share discussion about macromolecules. The teacher will then present a brief refresher presentation on the structure and function of macromolecules. Students will also participate in a teacher-moderated game of "Names from a Hat" with the class at the end of the period.
Independent Practice: What activities or exercises will students complete to reinforce the concepts and skills developed in the lesson?
Students will participate in two activities in small groups: a game of Macromolecular Go Fish and a worksheet entitled "Macromolecular Math."
Closure: How will the teacher assist students in organizing the knowledge gained in the lesson?
Students will participate in a teacher-moderated game of "Names from a Hat" with the class at the end of the period.
Students will complete the Macromolecule Matching Exercise to test their recognition of macromolecule structures with names after Station 1 activity. Teacher will check student understanding and provide feedback as necessary.
Feedback to Students
Given by teacher during the lesson/activities.
ACCOMMODATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS
SOURCE AND ACCESS INFORMATION
Name of Author/Source: Katelin Pearson
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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