This packet contains two activities designed to promote critical thinking and to help make student understanding visible. Students transform textual information into an organized format using a table that emphasizes the relationship between monomers and polymers, the elements in macromolecules, and the functions of these molecules in living systems. The concept map reinforces the connections between critical vocabulary and can be used both in the organic compounds teaching unit and later as review before standardized testing. Teaching instructions, answer keys, extension activities and correlations to Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards are included. Sold by Wild Bunny Biology.