Exploring Hydrophobic Core

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How do the hydrophobic and hydrophilic regions of a protein affect its shape? Science scholars explore the molecular properties of protein molecules using a detailed interactive. The resource allows the user to rotate the protein, view it as a ball-and-stick or spacefill model, and highlight different portions of the molecule for easier viewing.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Design an inquiry project based on the interactive that has students determine how the hydrophilic and hydrophobic areas of the protein affect its shape
  • Have the class compare and contrast the shapes of each of the four proteins after completing the interactive
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need access to individual computers to use the interactive
  • The interactive is most compatible with Google Chrome

Pros

  • The resource gives pupils the option to drag and rotate the protein to view it from many angles
  • Different color schemes and structural models allow you to customize the interactive to your class' learning level
Cons

  • None
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