Amino Acid Bingo, Codon Bingo, Transcription and Translation Activity

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Reinforce student understanding of transcription and translation with AMINO ACID BINGO!! 30 different premade bingo cards makes this a super fun and easy way for students to practice using the codon chart and build a stronger understanding of the processes of transcription and translation.

What you get in this packet:

~30 different premade amino acid Bingo cards

~1 Set of RNA base cards (used to randomly select codons)

~1 Set of DNA base cards (can be used to practice transcription and translation)

~Codon Charts (2 different versions of full page codon charts. One version has amino acid abbreviations the other version has the full names)

How you play:

Draw 3 base cards at a time to represent a codon. Students use the codon chart to determine the matching amino acid. Four in a row win!

RNA base cards can be used to represent translation; DNA base cards can be used to represent transcription and translation.

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Amino Acid Bingo by Rebecca White is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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37 pages
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