Protein Synthesis

The smallest man-made factory measures less than 400 square feet. The smallest nature-made factory is inside your body. An engaging video describes the factory inside your cells. The narrator details transcription and translation along with the importance of keeping organisms alive.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss why most factories specialize—but your cells don't—and the risks and benefits associated with specialization
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of RNA and factory models
  • Video is available for streaming or downloading
Pros
  • Includes subtitles for easier note taking
  • Animation reduces the intimidation some feel about the subject matter
  • Offers links to other related videos
Cons
  • None