Identify the unknown Amino Acid.
- Small group learning kit
- Student copymasters and teacher guide included
Amino acids are the fundamental building blocks of all proteins. Often times scientists may need to identify the amino acid contained in a protein. One such method for separating and identifying individual amino acids is paper chromatography. In this activity, students will perform a paper chromatography experiment on three known amino acids, and then use their results to identify the components of an unknown amino acid mixture. Aligned to NGSS Standards PS1A, PS1B; MS-PS1-2, HS-PS1-3; Patterns.