Foldit offers science puzzles

Foldit is a game about protein folding. By knowing more about the 3D structure of proteins, students can understand their function, and gain an understanding of how to combat diseases, develop vaccines, and find novel biofuels. The site has recently launched a new challenge related to the coronavirus, in which students design a protein that might help keep someone’s immune system under control if exposed. There are many others offered as well, presenting a unique challenge for teens stuck inside. Check this out with your middle or high school students.