We are going to do a concept mapping exercise to better understand the relationships between the different biological molecules we have discussed this week. To make a concept map, you take the words listed below and indicate how they are related to one another. Concept maps are often made by putting each word in a box, and drawing lines between boxes to indicate how that particular word is related to the other words.
A sample concept map will be shown in class. Note that there is more than one way to make a concept map with the words shown below; there is not single right answer.
You will work on the concept map below in groups of 3 or 4 today, and turn your group concept map in before leaving class today.
The Big Picture (to do in class)
If you find the concept maps to be useful, here are some more that you can do (one for each of the four classes of macromolecules):
Saturated fatty acids
Unsaturated fatty acids