RNA Transcription

Date: 4/15/2020
Time: 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Elna Gottlieb, DNA Learning Center
Audience: Grades 5-8
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Activity description:

DNA is a molecular cookbook for all living things, but how do you go from cookbook to creature? Join DNALC instructor, Elna Gottlieb as she explores the fast-paced world of protein synthesis through RNA transcription and translation. See how RNA helps DNA go from code to protein to life!

In this DNALC Live session, you will:

• Discuss how RNA transcribes DNA’s code and delivers the code to ribosomes
• Understand how the ribosome translates the RNA code into chains of amino acids
• Build a model representing the interaction between DNA and RNA and produce your own amino acid sequence