Protein Synthesis

Your body determines which proteins are made based on the code in your DNA. A Fuse School video explains how protein synthesis works. It starts with DNA, moves through transcription, RNA, mRNA, completes translation, tRNA, and finally becomes a protein.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy the diagram at 4:55 into science journals
  • Have pupils play the protein synthesis game here
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA and RNA

  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
  • Requires very little class time

  • None