Amino Acid Building Block Models Contents and Assembly Activity

The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to the structure of an amino acid displayed as a ball and stick model format. Each atom is represented by a colored sphere; covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds are represented by “sticks”. Students will build an amino acid and identify the atoms and parts of an amino acid. Students will build a dipeptide and identify components of the dipeptide.

AABB Contents and Assembly Activity