4. Macromolecules Activities

Choose ONE of the activities below to help you construct your own meaning and answers to I can statements 1d & 1e:

D. I can list the four main types of macromolecules found in cells and state their

E. I can show the relationship between the four types of macromolecules and the
elements and subunits that make them.


Make a cartoon, using Toon-Doo or Pixton that tells either:

--a scary story
--a funny story
--an adventure story

Make sure your story answers the I can statements (Objectives #1d & 1e) and shows that you can connect the concepts you are supposed to learn.

Concept Map

In Mindomo or Creately, create a concept map that answers the I can statements and uses all of the vocabulary words.  Also include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.

All connectors must be labeled with why you made the connections you did.  In Mindomo, you need to add comments for each bubble you make (yes, each bubble!).  Make sure you are making connections between concepts, not just writing definitions.

Picture Analogies

Think of a picture analogy for each of the four macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids).  The picture should include the following parts:  (You are to draw ONE picture per macromolecule!)

1) An analogy for each macromolecule’s structure (elements and subunits) (Its structure reminds me of...)
2) An analogy for each macromolecule’s function (main functions)  (It works like.....)

Really want to impress?  Make a one-panel cartoon for each macromolecule instead of just a picture for each!

You must create your analogies TOGETHER in one picture.  NO SENTENCES.  You can use words to label parts of your drawing, but you cannot have any written explanation/dialogue/etc.

Draw your pictures using one of the drawing tools we explored at the start of the year—Pizap, Sumopaint, etc.  You should have four pictures or cartoons—one for each macromolecule.

When you are finished, submit whatever you made in Edmodo.