I explain a classroom activity to model translation of RNA into proteins. Students are given worksheets with short mRNA sequences and a genetic code coding phrases instead of amino acids. Students use the code to write a sentence from their mRNA sequences; a "Chuck Norris fact" is provided as an example. I also provide instructions to expand this activity to include transcription of DNA into RNA.
Research Article| September 01 2011
Modeling Gene Expression Using Sentences: A Short Activity to Accompany Genetics Units
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (7): 418.
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Evan Lampert; Modeling Gene Expression Using Sentences: A Short Activity to Accompany Genetics Units. The American Biology Teacher 1 September 2011; 73 (7): 418. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.7.9
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