Flow of Genetic Information Kit© Teacher Resources

Our new Flow of Genetic Information Kit© will let your students 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 and model protein synthesis/ translation as they decode the mRNA into protein on the ribosome placemat.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Next Generation Science Standards

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

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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.

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