An informative video covers how amino acids make proteins. It also covers their primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary structures. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Before watching the video, have pupils draw what they think a protein looks like
  • Challenge advanced learners to solve how many different ways they could link 20 amino acids 
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes knowledge of functional groups and bonding
  • The fourth in a series of five videos

  • Graphics clearly show the four types of structure
  • Simplifies the concept without making it too elementary

  • Video is short, but a bit dry, so it might not grab pupils' attention