Exploring Protein 3D Structure

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Presenting protein structure can be difficult! Take young biologists on a 3-D amino acid adventure with a detailed interactive. Pupils view and manipulate common amino acids individually or as a part of a whole protein. Choose from three different display styles, two color schemes, and multiple views of the protein.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners sketch each amino acid and identify the elements present in them
  • Choose the appropriate style complexity for your class' level; simplified beads work best for beginners in protein chemistry
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the computer lab to allow individuals to use the resource
  • The interactive works best using Google Chrome

  • The interactive's controls are easy to understand and use
  • Resource contains many options, allowing instructors to tailor it to specific learning objectives

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