Protein Synthesis Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Protein Synthesis Activity - Building Sentences
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    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.
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    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science Middle School
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    Say it with DNA
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    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.
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    Published by Larry Flammer High School
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    Protein Synthesis Practice
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    This is a simple review of protein synthesis
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by Mrs. Jessica Lupold High School
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    How DNA Controls the Workings of the Cell
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    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.
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    Published by Shannan Muskopf High School
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    Protein Synthesis Activity - Polypeptides
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    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.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

More Protein Synthesis lesson plans are in the works.
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