High School / BiologyChemistry

Amino Acid to Protein

Students use a Molecular Model Set to explore amino acids and a polymerization reaction where amino acids are joined to build a “protein”.

Supports NGSS Performance Expectation HS-LS1-6: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.


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Amino Acid to Protein