General Lab Information


Protein Structural Biology in 3D

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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

Session Information: 

  • 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
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

New York State Standards for the Arts

Visual Arts 11.2

Intermediate Science Core

Process Skills

Major Understandings

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.