Name: ______________________________ The Molecules of Life This assignment requires you to visit a website. You can find the link here or attached to the google assignment. You will click different links to find the information. Most links are on the first page. Question Answer 1. There are several molecules essential to life. What are the basic four? Carbohydrates Question 2. What are carbohydrates used for in your cells? 3. Where do the carbohydrates we use as food come from? 4. What are the 3 types of carbohydrates listed? 5. What are sugars used for? 6. What is the difference between a monosaccharide and disaccharide? 7. What molecules are pentose sugars important for? 8. What type of sugar is starch made of? Answer Name: ______________________________ 9. What is starch used for in plants? 10. What is starch broken down into? 11. What are 3 types of food starch can be found in? 12. What is cellulose used for? 13. What is cellulose made of? 14. Where can you find a bunch of cellulose? Lipids Question 15. What are some examples of lipids? 16. What kind of lipid makes up cell membranes? Answer Name: ______________________________ 17. Take a screenshot of the triglyceride molecule on the page (or draw if you are using paper). Paste the image at the right. Take a screenshot by holding command+shift+4 Proteins Question 18. What is the purpose of proteins? What job do they have in life? 19. What is different in the chemical makeup of proteins vs carbohydrates and lipids? 20. What are proteins made of? 21. What provides the master blueprint for proteins? 22. According to the web article, roughly how much of our dry body weight does protein makeup? Answer Name: ______________________________ Nucleic Acids Question Answer 23. What are nucleic acids important for in a cell? 24. What are the 2 key nucleic acids? 25. What governs the biological activity of the nucleic acid? If you finish early, click the Biochemistry link and explore the links in the concept map.