Chemistry

Molecular Geometry and Biochemistry Unit

Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:43 AM

I am a new Chemistry teacher teaching in Vietnam at an international school.  My students are very interested in Molecular geometry and I want to design a project where they highlight the geometry of molecules from a biochemistry perspective.  I would like them to focus on the interaction between two molecules in one of the following contexts:
DNA replication,
Protein synthesis,
Sensory physiology,
medicines and drug delivery,
digestion,
etc.

I am scouring the web to find resources for my students to use to do research.  Any suggestions would be SUPER helpful.  Thank you!

Jackson Blackburn
Jackson Blackburn
90 Activity Points

Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:04 AM

Hello Jackson,

I hope I can help! I found a couple of resources for activities that students can use to try to explain molecular geometry, and I wonder if you may be able to use within your project.

The first is a journal article that shows an activity wheres students have to create the correct arrangement of electrons around the atom:
http://common.nsta.org/resource/default.aspx?id=10.2505%2f4%2fjcst10_040_02_70

The second is an archived web seminar given by the American Chemical Society about modeling bonds and molecular geometry:
http://common.nsta.org/resource/?id=10.2505/9/WSACS11_Oct13

Let me know what you think of these! I'm interested to hear other ideas as well!
-Megan

Megan Doty
Megan Doty
5292 Activity Points

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