Updated and Improved!
In this updated transcription tutorial, students will progress their way through animations, review questions, and various diagrams to illustrate/animate the process of RNA transcription in a unique and easy to follow manner.
Students will begin with an introduction to DNA and genes. They will progress their way through the process of transcription, RNA processing of introns and exons, and culminate with a review quiz to check for understanding.
This is not a simple PowerPoint presentation where students are shown bullet point main ideas. This PowerPoint is full of creative animations and probing questions that require a student generated answer in order to proceed. There are a total of 143 slides in this tutorial. Since this is a PowerPoint, you don't have to worry about installing unfamiliar software such as Flash and Macromedia. If you do not have PowerPoint, Microsoft has a program called "PowerPoint viewer" that allows you to view a PowerPoint for free. You can download this program from Microsoft's website.
Once you download the paid version, feel free to make multiple copies to use with your students. In years past, I burned a class set of CDs with all my interactive tutorials to handout to my students whenever we would go to the computer lab. However, recently I obtained a class set of USB flash drives that I hand out to my students whenever we go to the computer lab.
This download includes 4 files:
1) The interactive PowerPoint tutorial
2) Student worksheet (Word format)
3) Student worksheet (PDF format)
4) Teacher answer key
Are you looking for other DNA based lessons?
DNA Based PowerPoint Presentations:
* DNA and Replication PowerPoint
* RNA and Transcription PowerPoint
* Translation and Protein Synthesis PowerPoint
* DNA Mutations PowerPoint
DNA Based Review Games
* DNA Jeopardy Game
* DNA Bingo Game
* DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis Challenge Game
* DNA Review Packet
DNA based Interactive Tutorials:
* Transcription Interactive Tutorial
* Translation Interactive Tutorial
DNA based activities:
* Translation Paper Model Activity