- Have students try this “Chemistry of Life” interactive crossword puzzle game.
- Have students try this Java “Biochemistry” word search puzzle.
- Or try this Java “Biochemistry Review” jeopardy game.
- Or this Java “The Chemistry of Life” matching exercise.
- Here’s an “Amino Acids” matching game.
- Try this “Chemistry for Biology” word search puzzle.
- Use C. Massengale’s “Biochemistry” Class Notes and have students take her “Biochemistry” Quiz.
- Play this Quia Rags to Riches “Biochemistry” game.
- “Toothpickase” (word doc) is an enzyme simulation activity using toothpicks.
- Have students figure out what the chemicals in their bodies are worth with this “How Much Are You Worth?” (word doc) activity from Alexis Book, chemistry, physics, and science teacher at The Neighborhood Academy.
- This “Food Chemistry Testing” lab includes links for buying indicators and test solutions.
- In this “Breakfast Cereal Lab” (pdf), students analyze the ingreadients in various breakfast cereals.
- In “McMush” students analyze the food content of a McDonald’s “Happy Meal.” Susan from the NSTA Biology Listserve contributed these “McMush Lab Photos.”
- Try Thomas Wanamaker’s “Enzyme Simulation” (word doc) lab.
- Students determine whether yeast are carrying out fermentation in Kim Rebello’s “Fermentation Bottles” (word doc) lab.
- A good introduction to carbohydrates: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=AP13104
- An introduction to proteins: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=AP13304
- And an introduction to lipids: http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=AP13204
- This “Tree of Life’s Macromolecules” activity is a good way to discover the compounds found in all living things: http://molo.concord.org/database/activities/226.html
- A good tutorial on the chemistry of life: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/biochemistry/biochemistry.html
- Slide show from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute about the molecular structure of fat: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/obesity/molfat/index.html
- CHNOPS: The Six Most Abundant Elements of Life: http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/biokit/chnops.html
- Tutorial on proteins: http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/structlife/chapter1.html#