Carbs, Fats, and Proteins Task Cards and Student Graphic Organizer.
Are your students having trouble learning the roles of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins in the body? Do they need help differentiating between glucose and fructose or disaccharides and polysaccharides? If so, then these task cards may be just what they need to help them learn.
Three cards have the name of the molecule (i.e. Fats) on them. The other cards state the roles in the body, characteristics, or examples. The students start by identifying the cards with the 3 main molecules and then work to match each card with a role, characteristic, or example to the correct molecule card. This is not a simple one to one match. Each molecule should be matched to at least 5 other cards. The cards within each group can also be linked to one another. For example, the Glucose card goes under “Carbohydrates” but can also be matched to a card showing its shape and one relating it to photosynthesis. This makes the matching more challenging and gives students more information about each type of molecule. There are 36 cards in this activity.
These cards can be used for individual students or matching manipulatives for groups of two to four students. The cards are created on PowerPoint slides so you can use the slideshow in class as an answer key or even post the cards on your classroom word wall. Once the students have the cards matched up, they can use the included student graphic organizer to take notes on Carbs, Fats, and Proteins. Instructions for how to do the activity are included.
Get up, Get active, and Get your vocab on!
Grades: High School
Subjects: Biology, Chemistry
Keywords and concepts: Carbs, Fats, Proteins, insulation, energy, hair and nails, cushion, glucose, fructose, monosaccharides, disaccharides, polysaccharides, hormones and enzymes, Glycogen and Starch etc.