The Macromolecules: Proteins activity offers an approachable way for college students to learn about the properties of macromolecules, with a focus on the structure and function of proteins. In this video, you’ll see how students can directly measure protein concentration using the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer and the Bio-Rad Laboratories Got Protein? Kit, as well as record their data and answer interactive questions in Lt, an online lab notebook for the sciences.

The presenters will

  • Explain the principles behind the Bradford assay and how the Bio-Rad Laboratories Got Protein? Kit works.
  • Demonstrate how to use the Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer to measure protein concentration in Lt using the Got Protein? Kit.
  • Explain active learning in the context of introductory biology experiments. 
  • Discuss how you can engage students in your biology lab by incorporating active learning in the Lt Biology Collection.