Final Cumulative Biomolecules Project! Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids. This is one of my favorite projects. It really allows students ‘voice and choice’ to create something that is meaningful to them, and filled with great content!
The goal is for students to incorporate EVERYTHING they have learned about Biomolecules into one project – in a fun and entertaining way! The Student Sheet provides a list of possibilities, and some examples, to get their imagination going – but the sky is the limit! The only thing they can NOT do, is something boring. No lists of facts on a PowerPoint or poster. No rote set of multiple choice or true false questions.
The idea is to personify each biomolecule and use the facts about each one in some way. My students have come up with some amazing ideas – a Jerry Springer episode skit, Family Feud skit, comic strip, puppet show, commercials, short stories, movie posters….so many fun projects created by students, all starring the four Biomolecules!
Students begin with a Rubric, that they must fill out before they can start the project. I usually give the rubric after we have learned about Carbs and Lipids, but before Proteins and Nucleic Acids. I challenge students to fill in the first two columns, first by memory and then with the aid of their notes. Before we move on to the next two biomolecules, I take time to walk around and help correct any misconceptions or mistakes. It is a great chance to pause and check for understanding.
This resource includes a second Rubric for students who may be overwhelmed with too many choices. It narrows the possibilities to either a short story, news articles, skit, or comic strip. The assignment includes character prompts to get them started!
Need to change something? You can! Resource is fully editable!
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What some happy teachers are saying about the Biomolecules Project:
My students loved it! – larissa M. October 1, 2021
My students thoroughly enjoyed using this resource. – Antoinette C. September 17, 2021