Protein Necklace: Harnessing the Glow of Jellyfish

by carolinastaff
Workshop Resource
Life Science


Middle-High School

Illuminate the dark corners of your students’ curiosity by teaching them about proteins. This simple classroom exercise allows your students to isolate the green fluorescent protein (GFP) found in jellyfish. Show them that protein science can be tangible and engaging but not overwhelming with this beginner’s activity.


  • NGSS Scientific and Engineering Practice: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 1.A: Structure and Function

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