The Construction of Proteins
The Construction of ProteinsArabic
School of Imam Saud Al-Kabeer
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*This video was sponsored by Saudi Aramco and produced by Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz Science & Technology Center
This lesson examines cell construction and functionality, specifically looking at the relationship between proteins and amino acids digested in the small intestine. It discusses the absorption of these substances into the blood, the various nucleic acids (mRNA, tRNA, rRNA) and the arrangement of proteins involved in the activities of the body. The main objective of this lesson is to present an engaging, educational yet entertaining methodology to the subject of proteins. Ideally, it would be beneficial if the classroom instructor has a model of both a cell and nucleic acids, as well as a graphic presentation of nucleic acids. The lesson can be viewed and the activities accomplished in approximately 45 minutes.
Abdullah Fuheed received his Bachelor’s of Science and Education from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has worked as a Biology teacher for over 10 years and has served as Head of Science Education in the Eastern Province. Mr. Fuheed has been selected as Supervisor of the Year and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of teachers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. He was twice granted a scholarship to teach in the Kingdom of Bahrain and has participated in numerous education events, programs and workshops in the Kingdom.
Additional Online Resources
This site, Chapter 5 of An Online Introduction to Advanced Biology by Professor Michael McDarby of the State University of New York, provides an extremely extensive examination into the topic of Proteins - for those who want to go into greater depth.
This resource, provided by the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, presents images of the wide variety of 3-D protein structures, along with an explanation of that structuring.
This site, provided by the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry, presents a comprehensive discussion of nucleic acids.
This site, sponsored by WISC-ONLINE, presents an animated activity on protein synthesis.
This resource, sponsored by eHow, provides directions for making a 3-D DNA model for high school biology.