This lesson is a standard protein synthesis lesson. However, the focus on this lesson is to understand how our ability to make protein is what allows us to maintain our own health. The lesson introduces students to the basics of protein synthesis, transcription, translation, codons, and anti-codons. Students will use a free online Augmented Reality software to experiment with making specific proteins based on DNA. The goal is help students understand how DNA determines what proteins our bodies can make. In the end, students will learn how proteins work and will develop a depth of understanding of how our body makes its own medicine by making proteins.
There are two versions an Augmented Reality Version and a Pen and Paper version. Both lessons are available below:
AUGMENTED REALITY VERSION
PEN & PAPER VERSION
Laboratory Materials (teachers Guide)
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