HS-LS1-6

Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

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  5. Health & Medicine

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  6. Health & Medicine

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  7. Health & Medicine

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