A protein synthesis activity to help students master transcription and translation. The students will be given clues written as DNA that they must transcribe and translate into sentences, using the included genetic code. This code will translate their mRNA into sentences, instead of proteins, and these sentences will tell them where to find the next clue hidden in your classroom. Love getting my students out of their seats and moving around my biology classroom!
With a focus on literacy and collaboration, this activity teaches students about the importance of enzymes, DNA sequencing, fingerprinting, mutations that can happen if we smoke and even what it means to be a twin. | by Scaffolded Math and Science
Go through the process of synthesizing proteins through RNA transcription and translation. Learn about the many steps involved in protein synthesis including: unzipping of DNA, formation of mRNA, attaching of mRNA to the ribosome, and linking of amino acids to form a protein.
What is the difference between tRNA and mRNA? How does a cell make only the proteins it needs?These questions are answered as we explore the stages protein synthesis - the process of Protein Production.