DNA Coloring – Transcription and Translation

transcription-coloringIn 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.  Worksheet includes a coloring page, instructions with descriptions of the model and questions for students to answer.

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

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