The more I teach students in my Biochemistry class about the intricacies of Protein Folding, the more certain I become that it is a perfect learning medium for uniting various disciplines. From protein translation in biology, to intermolecular forces in chemistry, to applications of AI in computer science, developing an appreciation for the structure-function relationship in biology via investigating the elegant nature of how proteins fold is a powerful way to unite STEM disciplines. Below are a few activities I am currently using with my students in chemistry, biology, and engineering courses.
Recently I have been exploring ways of using ChatGPT and p5.js together to create animations formy physics and chemistry classes. Below is my first attempt at generating a code for a bouncing ball in ChatGPT then using p5.js to model the code. In the future I would like to generate position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time graphs within the animation, as well as develop methods for modeling ideal gas behavior. So much potential. Stay tuned!