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In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students are introduced to the fundamental principles of X-ray crystallography and "guides students through a series of activities for learning how structural information can be derived from X-ray diffraction patterns." Upon completion of this activity students should be able to describe what can be detected with X-ray crystallography (proteins in particular) and explain the impact of temperature, atom size, and impurities in the test. The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free, open source Molecular Workbench software. In the activity, students are allowed to explore at their own pace in a digital environment full of demonstrations, illustrations, and models they can manipulate. In addition to the activity, visitors will find an overview of the activity, a test and rubric, central concepts, and their correlation to AAAS standards.

Subjects:

  • Science > Chemistry
  • Science > Biology
  • Education > General

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    Keywords:

    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201191908312T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Chemistry,NSDL,Science -- Chemistry,Education,Science -- Instructional issues,Life Science,Science -- Biology

    Language:

    English

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