Translation of mRNA into Amino Acids

IB Biology: Translation of mRNA into Amino Acids

This lesson includes a bit of awe and wonder. The discovery of the bichemical mechanism of Crick"s "Central Dogma" is well documented biological research. A short animation of a mRNA molecule and ribosome in action is followed by some "webquest" research from which students produce a summary diagram on A3 paper with notes to explain translation. There is an excellent online Translation web "game" to assess student understanding...

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