Protein Synthesis

Only about two percent of DNA codes for protein. The video walks through the process of protein synthesis. It breaks down both transcription and translation into multiple steps. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create additional practice solving for the sequence of amino acids using the translation chart
  • Give pupils a DNA sequence and have them solve for the proper RNA sequence that would align
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of proteins, nucleotides, and polymerase
Pros
  • Includes closed captioning for ease of note taking
  • Succinct overview of the concept
Cons
  • None