Your students will discover the basic repeating structure of amino acid backbones by building 2 models. Then they can form a dipeptide bond, linking the 2 models together and creating a chain.
This kit enables your students to build and compare 2 generic amino acids models using atoms, covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds. Atoms and side chains are represented by colored spheres and follow the standard CPK color scheme; covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds are represented by sticks. After constructing and identifying the components of the 2 amino acids, they can be linked by a peptide bond to make a dipeptide – splitting out a water molecule. 3D Molecular Designs and Molymod© have teamed up to make this amino acid model available to our customers.
The kit contains all of the atoms and bonds needed to construct 2 models of a generic amino acid.
3D Molecular Designs and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Center
for BioMolecular Modeling continually develop and update lesson plans
and other resources for our educational products. Teacher notes, student
handouts and other supporting documents vary based on the applications
and activities of the kit or model. We appreciate your feedback and
encourage you to submit your own lessons, assessments and videos.Materials on our Amino Acid Building Block Models Teacher Resources page include:
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