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Protein Necklace: Harnessing the Glow of Jellyfish

Glowing tube of Green Fluorescent Protein
In-Booth Demonstration

Workshop Resources

Life Science

Life Science

Middle/High School

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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