Learn Transcription and Translation by Coloring

In this worksheet, students examine a graphic that models the process of transcription and translation.  The model shows a double stranded DNA being used as a template for a single strand messenger RNA.  The mRNA consists of codons that determine the sequence of amino acids on a protein strand.  


This worksheet can be used for basic and advanced students in biology and can help students understand the processes.  Students color the nitrogen bases (A, G, T, C) and then use that template to color the codons and growing amino acid chain.  Students color according to the directions and descriptions of the processes.

Grade Level:  9-12  |  Time Required: 45 minutes

HS-LS1-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the   structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells