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3D Exploration of Bound Antibody and Antigen

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Our body manufactures antibodies that are the exact shape for the antigens it encounters. The simulation shows a 3-D model of an antibody and antigen pairing. It allows young scientists to explore the complementary shapes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the root words in each of the new vocabulary terms
  • Find other examples of antigen/antibody pairings
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA
Pros
  • Provides a way to view the antibody and antigen in multiple formats
  • High-contrast colors highlight each part individually
Cons
  • None