DNA and PROTEINS Activity Protein Synthesis Simplified

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Description

Designed for upper middle school or a simplified approach for high school.

In this activity, students will:

  • READ a brief introduction to insulin and its importance as a protein in the body
  • TRANSLATE an mRNA sequence into an amino acid chain (an insulin molecule)
  • ANSWER follow-up questions, including questions that lead students to think about the consequences of mutations

A nice way to introduce this lesson is our DNA and Proteins Introductory Text.

Teacher Notes:

  • A clear and easy-to-read mRNA codon key is included. This version has a quick explanation of what a codon key is included with the key itself.
  • ANSWER KEY INCLUDED.
  • Please note: this resource is not editable.
  • You may also be interested in our DNA & Chromosomes ACTIVITIES BUNDLE!

NGSS LS3-1: Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

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Standards

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NGSSMS-LS3-1
Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding that changes in genetic material may result in making different proteins. Assessment does not include specific changes at the molecular level, mechanisms for protein synthesis, or specific types of mutations.
NGSSHS-LS3-1
Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring. Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.

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