Students use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, then translate it into a protein.

Prior Knowledge Needed

A basic knowledge of DNA structure and function.

Time Required

Class Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 1 hour


Reading DNA Print-and-Go

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Illustrated teaching instructions review the process of transcription and translation in detail.
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Colorful instructions show students how DNA is the blueprint for protein production in living organisms.
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Funding provided by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Precollege Science Education Initiative for Biomedical Research Institutions Award (Grant 51000176)