Breakfast Proteins - Construct a Protein through Cereal Additions

This Breakfast Proteins - Construct a Protein through Cereal Additions activity & project also includes:

Match my cereal sequence. Pupils view a sequence made by colorful cereal rings and create copies of it. Learners must either remember or write down the sequence to transport the code to another location. Scholars replicate the cereal sequence based on the transported code and compare their finished cereal chains, noting any differences.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a lesson to explain how DNA replication occurs
  • Spend time discussing the results if some proteins are not replicated exactly
Classroom Considerations
  • It is helpful if the class recognizes the created chains are models of strings of amino acids with the cereal representing the amino acids
Pros
  • Provides suggestions for extension
  • Includes a scientific explanation of the activity
Cons
  • None