Description: M1.30 Amino acid starter kit allows students to explore the shape and chemical properties of the 20 amino acid sidechains with engaging foam models. The sidechains feature dual colouring schemes - colour on one side indicates chemical properties and on the other side students colour-code atoms. Since understanding protein structure begins with this unique combination of shape and chemical properties of the amino acid sidechains, students will gain a basic knowledge of the laws that determine protein folding.
- All necessary components
- CD of images
- Documents that provide instructions
- Background teacher notes
- Student hand-outs.