Protein Structural Biology in 3D
Students will learn about how scientists study proteins and how the structure of a protein determines its function. They will then access the NCBI protein databank to manipulate protein models and discover various structures for themselves.
Vocabulary: DNA, trait, protein, amino acid, alpha helix, beta sheet
- Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home.
- Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home. Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.
- Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.
- Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided.
- $300 (BOCES-aidable)
- Time: 1 hour
- Contact us to schedule your field trip
New York State Standards
New York State Science Learning Standards
|Disciplinary Core Ideas||Crosscutting Concepts||Science and Engineering Practices|
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
Systems and System Models
Structure and Function
Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
|Speaking and Listening||Language|
Comprehension and Collaboration
|Vocabulary Acquisition and Use|
New York State Standards for the Arts
|Visual Arts 11.2|
Intermediate Science Core
Standard 1, S2.1b Conduct an experiment design by others.
Standard 1, S2.1d Use appropriate tools and conventional techniques to solve problems about the natural world, including: measuring, observing, describing.
Standard 6, 2.2 Use models to study processes that cannot be studied directly (e.g., when the real process is too slow, too fast, or too dangerous for direct observation).
1.1a Living things are composed of cells. Cells provide structure and carry on major functions to sustain life. Cells are usually microscopic in size.
2.1a Hereditary information is contained in genes. Genes are composed of DNA that makes up the chromosomes of cells.
2.1b Each gene carries a single unit of information. A single inherited trait of an individual can be determined by one pair or by many pairs of genes. A human cell contains thousands of different genes.
2.1c Each human cell contains a copy of all the genes needed to produce a human being.
2.1e In sexual reproduction typically half of the genes come from each parent. Sexually produced offspring are not identical to either parent.
2.2a In all organisms, genetic traits are passed down from generation to generation.
3.1a The processes of sexual reproduction and mutation have given rise to a variety of traits within a species.