This activity helps students learn basics about carbohydrates including: structure (ring vs chain, mono-,di-,poly-); L vs D; cellulose vs glyogen, etc. The guided inquiry model works by asking a series of simple questions and then later some questions inviting larger reflection on those answers with an eye toward synthesizing new information about larger ideas. It is meant to be done in groups of 2-3 over a period of about 30-45 minutes. It is best used to introduce the topic of carbohydrates, as it is a self-contained activity. No prior lecture should be given, but a student-share-out and review discussion would be idea.