Material Detail

Properties of Macromolecules

Properties of Macromolecules

This lab activity from the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators explores different analytical tests that are used to detect the presence of specific macromolecule classes based on their properties. Students will also have a chance to measure their own body mass index by taking advantage of the bioelectrical impedance properties of body fat and an opportunity to extract their own DNA. The lesson includes background information on types of macromolecules, the materials needed, and the procedure.


  • Editor Reviews
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.