Transcription and Translation

AAG-CCT-GAA: Can somebody translate this for me? A video demonstrates how transcribing and translating DNA is similar to reading a cookbook to make a meal. Scholars walk through the steps of transcription, converting genes to mRNA. Video then explains how ribosomes convert this message to a protein. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause video after teaching transcription and allow scholars to take notes, ask questions, and process the information; do the same after video discusses translation
Classroom Considerations
  • Teacher needs a computer, access to the Internet, and a way to project the video
  • Parts of video repeat other videos in the series
  • Installment 28 in a series of 31
  • Great analogy between cooking and transcription and translation 
  • Uses high-quality diagrams and animations
  • Provides closed captioning
  • None
Common Core