Flow of Genetic Information Kit©

 

It’s the product that 3DMD customers have been asking for and a must-have for everyone who hasn't seen it's earlier versions! Our new Flow of Genetic Information Kit© will allow your students to:

  • Model DNA replication using color-coded, foam nucleotides and a placemat.
  • Model RNA transcription as they copy one strand of DNA into mRNA using an RNA polymerase.
  • Model translation/protein synthesis as they decode the mRNA into protein on the ribosome placemat.

Your students can then explore the folding of the protein into its final 3D shape using the popular Amino Acid Starter Kit©.

Photo Gallery

Replication: DNA Polymerase Catalyzes the Synthesis of New DNA


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Kit Contents

Flow of Genetic Information Kit©
Placemats
     1 DNA Replication Placemat (12'' x 19'')
     1 Transcription Placemat (12'' x 19'')
     1 Translation Placemat (12'' x 19'')
2 DNA Polymerase Ovals
1 Transcription Bridge
Sticky-Back Foam
     3 Pieces of Orange Sticky-Back Foam for Replication Placemat
     5 Pieces of Red Sticky-Back Foam for Transcription Placemat
     3 Pieces of Purple Sticky-Back Foam for Translation Placemat
     4 Pieces of Gray Sticky-Back Foam for Polymerase Ovals
1 Sheet of Stickers
MAPS
     2 DNA Sequence Maps (I and II)
     2 RNA Sequence Maps (I and II)
9 Tan tRNA Molecules
1 Tan Release Factor
10 White Amino Acids
DNA Nucleotides
     40 Red Adenine            24 Gray Adenine
     40 Yellow Thymine        24 Gray Thymine
     40 Blue Cytosine          24 Gray Cytosine
     40 Green Guanine        24 Gray Guanine
RNA Nucleotides
     10 Red Adenine
     10 White Uracil
     10 Blue Cytosine
     10 Green Guanine
1 Genetic Codon Mini Chart
Flow of Genetic Information  Kit© Side Chain Expansion Pack
Amino Acid Side Chains
    1 each Isoleucine, Glutamic Acid, Methionine and Proline
     2 each Cysteine and Histidine
Clips
     1 each Red and Blue Clips
    2 each Green and Yellow Clips
     3 White Clips

 

Flow of Genetic Information Kit© Teacher Resources

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Contents and Assembly

Find information about the contents of your Flow of Genetic Information Kit© and directions for assembling the pieces so you and your students can start exploring DNA replication, RNA transcription and translation/protein synthesis.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Teacher Notes

This activity guide will help you consider different ways you may use these materials. We encourage you to modify these lessons and activities to meet the learning objectives and needs of your specific students.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Replication Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Replication Student Handout introduces students to the process of DNA replication. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the replication of the leading and lagging strands of DNA.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Transcription Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Transcription Student Handout introduces students to the process of transcription. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the transcripton of a DNA template into a single-stranded RNA molecule.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Translation Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Translation Student Handout introduces students to the process of translation. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Animations and Videos

Watch molecular visualizations of DNA, an advanced video on the mechanism of DNA replication and a Dr. Prodigious animation of the process of replication.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Additional Online Resources

A list of some excellent DNA-related websites to help you make the most of the Flow of Genetic Information Kit’s© lessons and activities.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit© Watson and Crick Articles

"Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acids" by James Watson and Francis Crick, published in the April 25, 1953 issue of Nature, describes the structure of double-stranded DNA. "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid", published in the May 30, 1953 issue of Nature, describes the importance of DNA within living cells.

Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Product Details
 

Grade Level

Middle School
High School

College

Students per Group

4

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Science Education Product

List Price

Flow of Genetic Information  Kit©
    $114 (FGIK-01)
    $308 (FGIK-03)
    $552 (FGIK-06)
Replacement DNA & RNA Nucleotide Set
    $23 (FGIK-R-NS)
Side Chain Expansion Pack
    $27 (FGIK-SCEP)
tRNA Expansion Pack
    $19 (FGIK-TEP)
 

Teacher Tips

Please allot approximately 45 minutes to assemble the first kit and 30 minutes for each additional kit (if you have more than one).
 
If you wish to use the replication, transcription and translation placements simultaneously in your classroom, you will need to purchase a Replacement DNA & RNA Nucleotide Set to ensure that you have enough pieces.
 
If you have the Amino Acid Starter Kit©, the appropriate side chains from that kit can be inserted into the 10 white amino acids included with the Flow of Genetic Information Kit©. You can also purchase the Side Chain Expansion Pack described above.
 
You may wish to use the gray nucleotides to make the new "daughter" strands in the replication activity, in order to call student attention to the newly-synthesized DNA. You can also use them to model the different patterns that emerge in the Meselson and Stahl experiment that determined how the process of DNA replication occurs.
 

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