mRNA Splicing

Edit, copy, and paste are not just for word processing! Learn how a gene transcribes into mRNA and then translates into a protein. Editing is the first step and is the focus of the animation as it demonstrates how special enzymes remove introns while leaving the exons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate while studying the role of mRNA
  • Turn on closed captioning to assist with vocabulary acquisition
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of the relationship between RNA and DNA

  • Adaptable to different grade levels
  • Provides downloadable videos for use offline

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