publication . Article . 2014

Amino Acid Hangman

Britney O. Pennington; Duane Sears; Dennis O. Clegg;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Oct 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
We developed an interactive exercise to teach students how to draw the structures of the 20 standard amino acids and to identify the one-letter abbreviations by modifying the familiar game of “Hangman.” Amino acid structures were used to represent single letters throughout the game. To provide additional practice in identifying structures, hints to the answers were written in “amino acid sentences” for the students to translate. Students were required to draw the structure of the corresponding letter they wished to guess on a whiteboard. Each student received a reference sheet of the structures and abbreviations, but was required to draw from memory when guessin...
Subjects
free text keywords: Humans, Amino Acids, Biochemistry, Molecular Structure, Students, Educational Measurement, Teaching, Terminology as Topic, Hangman, Interactive game, active learning, amino acid abbreviations, amino acid structures, Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biology, Amino acid, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Educational game, Bioinformatics, Mathematics education, Teaching method, Whiteboard
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publication . Article . 2014

Amino Acid Hangman

Britney O. Pennington; Duane Sears; Dennis O. Clegg;