This interactive activity can be used as an opening after teaching this topic, to review before a quiz or test, or as reinforcement.
I have students create a graphic organizer on their desks using the 9 labels and activity cards. They place the characteristics across the top and the types of macromolecules down the side, as seen in the student worksheet. Separating the 20 cards into groups by function, monomer, polymer, and structures, and examples reinforce vocabulary. They work collaboratively to sort 20 cards by macromolecule and characteristic, providing a hands-on way to organize all information for each molecule.
This product includes:
1. NGSS Alignment and Framework
2. 20 Activity Cards
3. 9 Labels
4. Optional Student Graphic Organizer
5. An answer key for Activity Cards