Proteins become real in your students' hands as they fold 3 Mini-Toober ß-Globin fragments and discover the primary, secondary and tertiary structure in this model. Maps guide your students in marking the levels of structure onto 3 Mini-Toober fragments before folding each into its 3-D shape. This is the next step in understanding proteins following the Amino Acid Starter Kit (M1.30) activities or the Toober and Pins (M1.20) activity.
The Mini-Toober ß-Globin Folding Kit includes 3 Mini-Toobers, Amino Acid Sidechains, Haem group, iron and oxygen atoms, as well as an assortment of parts to mark fragment sections and to connect components together. The Mini Toober ß-Globin Folding Kit can be used by 6 to 9 students working in 3 teams.