RNA Is an Intermediary Between DNA and Protein

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For years, scientists believed tRNA was junk left over from larger RNA. Three scientists used different approaches to prove tRNA actually exists as the connection between DNA and protein. Learn about their experiments, their lives, and the application of their results using an online interactive.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Go into more detail on RNA folding
  • Have scholars create a timeline of each discovery and experiments covered
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, RNA, proteins, and transcription
  • Addresses multiple learning styles with reading, photographs, animation, videos, biographies, and a guided practice problem
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