What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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  • Mpeg-4 Video File
  • Multimedia


DNA is something that is generally seen as mysterious or difficult to understand. This 5 minute animation turns that mystery into knowledge.

The videos explains:
- DNA is a molecule
- How DNA acts like a recipe for a living thing
- How Amino acids combine to form proteins
- The importance of proteins in our bodies
- Translation and transcription
- How ribosomes read codons
- The difference between DNA and RNA
- The central dogma of genetics: DNA - RNA - Protein

This video was written for high school level classes but has been used in many middle school and college classes as well.

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