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The Monster Mash

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Young scientists create monsters by applying their knowledge of transcription and translation. They randomly find the DNA, assign it a codon, and build monsters piece by piece. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide art supplies to allow pupils to make a 3-D version of their monsters
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior knowledge of genetics and base pairings
  • If the simulation doesn't load on your computers, use the optional worksheets and allow more time for that portion of the lesson
  • Offers a high level of student engagement
  • Includes quality supplementary resources
  • Follows a 5E format
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