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Product 14171

By: David Brock, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, MD

In the Chemicals of Life Laboratory Kit for biochemistry, gain your initial experience in the chemistry of living matter by identifying the basic macromolecules of the cell.

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Give students their initial experience in the chemistry of living matter by having them identify the basic macromolecules of the cell. This teacher-designed activity can be used as an introduction to biochemistry or any cell unit and will also serve as an excellent first experience to the proper protocols for performing chemical tests. Students will learn and perform standard tests for carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.

Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working in pairs. Perform this experiment in a fume hood or well-ventilated lab.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Performance Expectations

MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.