Make carbohydrates easy to understand with our paper model!
Carbohydrates are used for cellular energy, to make cell walls and for storage. Teach the different forms carbohydrates take and how their structure relates to their function.
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First, your students make hexose monosaccharides (glucose, galactose and fructose), looking at their similarities and differences. Next, they make ribose as an example of a pentose.
Then they make disaccharides (maltose, sucrose and lactose) by forming glycosidic bonds between their monosaccharides. Finally, they look at how different polysaccharides are structured.
Covers: monomers, polymers, hexoses, pentoses, alpha glucose, beta glucose, galactose, fructose, ribose, glycosidic bonds, maltose, sucrose, lactose, starch (amylose and amylopectin) and glycogen.
Includes colourful class Powerpoint!
Takes just 30 minutes!
Dimensions: one hexose: 15cm / 6in
Download includes: instructions, colour & mono model templates, and Powerpoint file.
All you need: paper, scissors, tape.
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