An organic molecule possessing both a carboxyl and an amino group. Amino acids serve as the monomers of polypeptides.
A very large organic molecule composed of many smaller molecules
large compound formed from combinations of many monomers
small chemical unit that makes up a polymer
Proteins that speed up chemical reactions
sugars and polymers of sugars
simple sugars
A sugar containing two monosaccharides. Example: sucrose which is fructose + glucose.
A storage polysaccharide in plants consisting entirely of glucose monomers.
storage polysaccharide in animals
A substance (made of sugars) that is common in the cell walls of many organisms
A structural polysaccharide, consisting of amino sugar monomers, found in many fungal cell walls and in the exoskeletons of all arthropods.
a class of macromolecules that are nonpolar and insoluble in water; they don't form polymers
lipid consisting of glycerol and fatty acids
A three-carbon alcohol to which fatty acids are covalently bonded to make fats and oils.
consists of a carboxyl group attached to a long carbon skeleton
have the maximum number of hydrogen atoms possible and no double bonds
Unsaturated fats that have been synthetically converted to saturated fats by breaking C=C double bonds and adding hydrogen.
lipids characterized by a carbon skeleton consisting of four fused rings
an important steroid, is a component in animal cell membranes
A biologically functional molecule consisting of one or more polypeptides folded and coiled into a specific three-dimensional structure.
The chemical bond that forms between the carboxyl group of one amino acid and the amino group of another amino acid
Genetic disorder in which red blood cells have abnormal hemoglobin molecules and take on an abnormal shape.
made of DNA
Basic units of DNA molecule, composed of a sugar, a phosphate, and one of 4 DNA bases
A single 6-membered ring of carbon and nitrogen - Cytosine, thymine, uracil
A covalent bond formed between two monosaccharides by a dehydration reaction.
Process that releases energy by breaking down glucose and other food molecules in the presence of oxygen
A larger, 6-membered ring fused to a 5-membered ring - adenine, guanine
single-stranded nucleic acid that functions in protein synthesis

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a crossword?

Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.

Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.

Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.

Who is a crossword suitable for?

The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.

Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.

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How do I choose the clues for my crossword?

Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.

Are crosswords good for students?

Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.

Crosswords are great for building and using vocabulary.

If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.

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Can I create crosswords in other languages?

Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.

We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.