Protein Synthesis

Watson and Crick built the first model of DNA in the 1950s, and our understanding of DNA since then continues to grow exponentially. Scholars learn about protein synthesis by observing a presentation and completing a worksheet. Both walk viewers step by step through the process of building a new protein.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the diagram on slide five to science journals
  • Find a DNA base pair game online that works with your available technology for pupils to play
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of cells, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes
Pros

  • Very thorough worksheet containing 86 questions over the 59 slides
  • Highlights vocabulary words and key concepts in different colors for emphasis
Cons

  • None