Extra Credit Option for Halloween Weekend (and Macromolecule Study Guide!)
Build a 3-D, edible model of a molecule of glucose.
Glucose is a simple sugar. The chemical formula of glucose is C6H12O6, but you will have to do a little research to see how the individual atoms are put together.
Model must be edible - if you can't eat it, you can't get points!
Model must be accurate - do the research and choose materials wisely!
Model must be 3-dimensional - 3, not 2!!
DUE MONDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR CLASS HOUR
Don't forget you have regular required homework too - the foldable/flippy tab we started in class Thursday! Be ready for a Level One quiz next week. See below or refer to the study guide passed out in class.
Macromolecule Study Guide!
What you need to know
- Names of macromolecules
- Polymers and monomers of each
- Elements in each
- Examples of Each
- Comparison/Contrast of each
- Identifying/Classifying new molecules
based on characteristics, facts, or diagrams
- Other, if mentioned in class
- Enzymes, how and why they work, what can denature them, and other special facts
- Enzyme vocab: Catalyst, Enzyme, Substrate, Product, Co-factor, Activation energy, Active site, Denature
For example, you should be able to answer questions like these:
- What elements are lipids primarily made of?
- What are four jobs/functions of lipids?
- What are the monomers of proteins called?
- When looking at a diagram of an unknown molecule, what would you look for to see if it is a carbohydrate instead of a protein?
- How many bonds can carbon atoms make?
- What is the most important aspect of an enzyme?