Lesson Plan


Students will learn about macromolecules and understand how they are used in the human body.
Olivia P.
Classroom teacher
Boiling Springs High School
Boiling Springs, SC
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science

Students will be able to...

Grades 9 - 12
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1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

Pose questions through bell work/journal to students and guide them through the different types of macromolecules.

Student Instructions

Answer questions and discuss with a partner why they think what they are thinking. Write their answers in their journal.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Other — youtube.com

Teacher will show students a short overview of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids using youtube.com and searching for Crash Course Biology video #3 then discuss what was learned with the class.

Student Instructions

Students will watch the short video and take notes then share notes with a peer.

3 guided practice

ExploreLearning Gizmos
Free to Try, Paid

Provide the student handout and assist students as they explore the "Identifying Nutrients" gizmo. Teacher will grade this as a lab.

Student Instructions

Students will participate using the gizmo and filling in their student handout. Students will ask questions as needed to follow the gizmo.

4 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

The teacher will provide instructions and paper for the student to create a foldable about the 4 major macromolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids).

Student Instructions

The student will summarize the 4 major macromolecules in a foldable. Students will use their notes, textbook, and partner to best assist in including all information in their foldable. Students will turn this in for a grade and it will be returned to be used as a study aid.