(Protein Synthesis Analogy)
Run the model pieces below through the processes of transcription and translation.headspinsmall.gif
Print the three pages below. Right click and select print.
Protein Synthesis 0a_Instructions.jpg


Page 1
ProteinSynthesis0b_Instructions.jpg

Page 2

Protein Synthesis Model
page 1
PS1_DNA_small.gif
PS1_DNA_small.gif

page2
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PS2_tRNA_AminoAcids_small.gif

page 3
PS3_AminoAcid_Anticodon_Codon_table.gif
PS3_AminoAcid_Anticodon_Codon_table.gif


After emulating the process of translation in protein synthesis, the students were asked to use their experience and summarize the process as a series of steps. Below is a student example that shows an understanding of the process. This is not a perfect list, but it is very good. The reason for this is that the writing was produced from an experience and not the memorization of a list. The incorrect writing about a "stop" amino acid is an artifact of the activity and an error of mine in designing this activity. In a way, this error shows the depth of learning produced by this activity. Note to self, remove the amino acid model piece with "stop" written on it from the print out.
TranslationStepStuJO.JPG
TranslationStepStuJO.JPG




Smaller Protein Synthesis models(Useful for testing.)