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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 409–412.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Andrea M.-K. Bierema Students often struggle with the concept of protein synthesis, which incorporates two main processes: transcription and translation. This article describes an activity in which students use craft supplies to physically model the process of translation. The teacher creates the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 202–209.
Published: 01 March 2019
... modeling the major processes of protein synthesis using the major components of translation. Students use a simple system of codes to generate paper chains, allowing them to learn why codons are three nucleotides in length, the purpose of start and stop codons, the importance of the promoter region, and...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 257–271.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Brett Malas Traditional transcription-translation exercises are instructionally incomplete by failing to link prescriptive genetic information with protein structure and function. The T3 Method solves this problem by adding a conceptually powerful yet easily learned third step where students use...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 452–457.
Published: 01 August 2015
... transcription translation DNA gene expression heredity Figure 3. Poster-size images with phrases, questions, and sticky notes to indicate structures, processes, new ideas, and descriptions can be used to anchor class discussions at any point along the process of tying concepts together. Prompting...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (9): 708–709.
Published: 01 November 2013
... California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2013 tRNA gene expression translation RNA conformation molecular shape Pipe cleaners Small beads (four colors) Sheet of paper Tape Hypothetical tRNA ribonucleotide sequence...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 211–213.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michelle L. LaBonte The process of protein translation and translocation into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can often be challenging for introductory college biology students to visualize. To help them understand how proteins become oriented in the ER membrane, I developed a hands-on activity in...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (4): 262–265.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Dacey Dunlap; Patricia Patrick During this activity, by making beaded bracelets that represent the steps of translation, students simulate the creation of an amino acid chain. They are given an mRNA sequence that they translate into a corresponding polypeptide chain (beads). This activity focuses...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (7): 418.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Evan Lampert 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...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 564–566.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Bessie Ong A role-play of transcription and translation to synthesize a short polypeptide was enacted in the classroom. At the end, students were quizzed about what they had learned and surveyed for their satisfaction with the activity. Most students performed well on the factual-comprehension...