Illustrate the Structure of a Protein in Three Dimensions
- Kit can be reused each year
- Students work together to form a polypeptide
The flexible plastic molecular components in this activity provide detail that no paper model can. Students learn about peptide bonds, protein structure, and protein synthesis as they explore first the general structure and composition of amino acids, and then link their amino acid models to see the structure of a polypeptide chain. Finally, the entire class can link their polypeptide chains together to form a protein molecule.
Ordering information: Kit includes Molecular Model Packets and Teacher Guide/Student Guide.