Cut and laminate to have as a 1 group set (I have 6 group sets to make a class set)
Students will use cards to build monomers then polymers of each biomolecule.
Nucleic Acids-RNA & DNA
Lipids- Triglycerides & Phospholipids
Carbohydrates-Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Polysaccharides
The cards are designed with a simplified structure on one side and a detailed one on the back depending on student population level and lesson content. Follow up lessons can include hydrolysis and dehydration reaction examples in which students can identify which OH and H are added and removed. I tend to introduce students to biomolecules with the simplified side first and then when we assemble reactions I use the back side which illustrates the OH and H so that students can visualize bond formations. If cards are laminated then you can have students circle the affected OH and H with dry erase markers. This can further be used as an introduction or review to enzymes with the enzyme amylase which breaks down amylose which is a polymer found in starch.
How to Print:
Pages 1-12 are double sided and pages 13-14 are single sided