From Genes to Proteins

In this lesson, students learned all about DNA. They began their lesson by gaining a better understanding of the normal processes that DNA must undergo to become a functional protein that a cell can use. Students practiced the processes of transcription and translation and learned how to read an amino acid codon chart to build a protein. For our activity, students were provided with an RNA sample from an individual belonging to a recently discovered species, the Scimon. Students had to analyze the RNA to identify the genes their Scimon possessed and determine what physical traits their Scimon had. The activity wrapped up with students drawing and presenting a picture of their Scimon. By combining science with a little bit of art, this activity really put the A in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)!


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