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Protein Synthesis Activity - Building Sentences

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Middle School Activity:
Students will simulate transcription and translation by building a sentence “polypeptide” from words “amino acids”. Great kinesthetic and visual activity to introduce protein synthesis. All materials required for the activity are included for easy implementation. More...

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Middle School

From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation

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High School Activity:
Students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Simple paper models are used to help students learn the basic molecular biology of transcription and translation. More...

Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
High School

DNA / RNA Base Pairing WS

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High School Worksheet:
Students will practice DNA and RNA base pairing to build a polypeptide. Students will also answer review questions about transcription and translation. Great protein synthesis practice. More...

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High School

Point Mutations WS - AP

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High School Worksheet:
Students will learn about frameshift mutations and base substitution mutations. Protein synthesis topics include transcription, translation, polypeptide chain, and amino acid sequence. Mutation topics include point mutations, frameshift, reading frame, insertion, deletion, base substitution, transversion, transition, silent and nonsense mutations. More...

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High School

Say it with DNA

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High School Activity:
This activity uses the metaphor of decoding a secret message for the Protein Synthesis.process. Students teach themselves the sequence of DNA-Translation (DNA-mRNA-tRNA-protein), and practice with DNA codes which translate into amino acid sequences spelling out meaningful sentences in English! This activity provides practice in base-pair matching and following the sequence as performed by cells. Further practice is provided by requesting students to create new DNA messages which can be "decoded biologically" by others. More...

Published by Larry Flammer
High School

Protein Synthesis Review

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High School Worksheet:
This is a simple review of protein synthesis More...

Published by Mrs. Jessica Lupold
High School

How DNA Controls the Workings of the Cell

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High School Worksheet:
Students are given two partial sequences of DNA bases for the gene insulin, 1 is from a human and 2 is from a cow. Students transcribe and translate the code and then analyze the sequence for mutations. More...

Published by Shannan Muskopf
High School

Protein Synthesis Activity - Polypeptides

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High School Activity:
Great visual and kinesthetic activity for high school students to learn transcription and translation. Students get to experience transcribing DNA code into mRNA, translating mRNA codons tRNA's anti-codons on the ribosome A site and building polypeptide chain on the P site. All materials required for the activity are included in this lesson including a picture of a ribosome, tRNA structure, peptide bonds, DNA structure, and more. More...

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High School

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