Use this as a student worksheet or as scaffolded notes to introduce RNA and its role in transcription and protein synthesis.
Provides a flowchart OVERVIEW of protein synthesis, including transcription and translation, but the focus is on RNA and Transcription (translation is emphasized on a separate activity).
Students complete a graphic organizer comparing and contrasting DNA and RNA.
Students identify the three forms of RNA and their locations in the cell.
Students complete an overview of the steps of transcription, including the role of RNA polymerase.
Please note: This is not a practice in transcribing DNA to mRNA. It is an overview and description of how transcription works as part of protein synthesis. I use this sheet as scaffolded notes.