Plants Activity 5.2 Overview

 Target Student Performance

Students use molecular models to explain how plants make monomers from glucose and minerals and monomers are linked into polymers during biosynthesis.

Resources You Provide

  • Scissors (1 per pair of students)
  • Removable or re-stick tape (1 dispenser per pair of students)

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Prepare one Molecular Models 11 x 17 Placemat, one pair of scissors, one set of Forms of Energy Cards, and one dispenser of removable tape dispenser for each pair of students. Print one copy of 5.2 Monomers for Cutting Handout for every four students. Cut each handout in half so you can give each pair one of set of monomers (e.g., 4 amino acids, 3 glucoses, 1 glycerol and 3 fatty acids). Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT. Print and hang the Digestion and Biosynthesis 11x17 Posters.