Lesson Plan: Biological Macromolecules Biology

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to describe key components found in the cells of organisms, including inorganic and organic compounds and large biological molecules.


Students will be able to

  • describe the structural sequence of the organism (from organ system to atom),
  • distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds found in the cell,
  • describe the terms polymer, monomer, polymerization, and biological macromolecules,
  • describe the classification of biological macromolecules into carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.


Students should already be familiar with

  • the fact that organisms are made up of cells,
  • the fact that the human diet usually consists of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats,
  • the fact that living organisms contain genetic material.


Students will not cover

  • hydrolysis and condensation reactions,
  • details of the monomers of biological macromolecules,
  • details of the structure of each macromolecule.

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