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This set of three activities invites students to travel into the biological world of very large macromolecules, whose sizes and shapes are critical for their ability to perform specific biological functions. Students will learn how small molecules form into polymer chains that can be thousands and even millions of atoms long. These long chains fold into very complex shapes and become components of cell walls or parts of cellular machines that do specific jobs in the cell.
Students will be able to:
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This module takes 3-5 classroom sessions.
The software in the second activity runs only on Windows machines.
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