Translation (Advanced Detail)

Who said staying predictable is a bad thing? Translation follows a predictable four-step process. Scholars view a summary of each step with a breakdown of every detail, then examine different functions, highlighted with different colors, with a helpful animation. They observe the entire process in real time to appreciate the complexity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Add new vocabulary words to science journals
  • Challenge students to compare each step in the translation process as a factory system for an item of their choice (cars, soda, candy, etc.)
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, RNA, and gene sequencing
Pros

  • Designed to meet AP, IB, and NGSS standards
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes
Cons

  • None