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What is a macromolecule?
Next Generation: HS.LS1.6 NGSS

What is a macromolecule?

Author: Amanda Soderlind

This lesson will introduce macromolecules, and explain that they are polymers made up of smaller monomers.

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A macromolecule is a large polymer made up of monomers


A polymer is a chain of molecules made up of smaller molecules that are all attached to each other or bonded together


Monomers are the smaller parts of the polymer


Examples of polymers are wool, cotton, silk, plastic, polyester, nylon, proteins, DNA and carbohydrates