Tag: RNA

  • Reinforcement:  RNA and Protein Synthesis

    Reinforcement: RNA and Protein Synthesis

    Master protein synthesis with our comprehensive practice worksheet! Practice your understanding of mRNA, rRNA, and ribosome function.

  • Reinforcement:  DNA, RNA, and Sickle Cell

    Reinforcement: DNA, RNA, and Sickle Cell

    Students practice DNA and RNA by completing this simple fill-in-the-blank worksheet that focuses on vocabulary related to DNA structure and function.

  • Investigation: Sticklebacks

    Investigation: Sticklebacks

    This investigation was modified from the HHMI Stickleback Modeling activity where students examine two different forms of the the stickleback fish. One form has spines and bony armor and is found in the ocean. The other has less armor and is missing its pelvic girdle, and is found in fresh water lakes. The activity has…

  • Genetics of Sickle Cell

    Genetics of Sickle Cell

    This assignment was created for students who miss class and can be completed independently. There are sections to read with questions to answer, focusing on how DNA provides the instructions to make protein. A single base substitution in the gene that codes for hemoglobin results in sickle cell anemia. Students are walked through the process…

  • DNA, Proteins, and Sickle Cell

    DNA, Proteins, and Sickle Cell

    In this activity, students use a codon chart to compare the DNA sequence of HbA (normal hemoglobin) to HbS (sickle cell). The DNA differs in a single base, where the codon for normal hemoglobin codes for glutamine, and the mutant form codes for valine. 

  • DNA Coloring

    DNA Coloring

    DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a molecule that carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning, and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses. It consists of two long chains of nucleotides twisted into a double helix structure. Each nucleotide is composed of a sugar molecule (deoxyribose), a phosphate group, and…

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Coloring

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Coloring

    The virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is called the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, commonly known as HIV. HIV is a member of the retrovirus family, which means it contains RNA as its genetic material instead of DNA. HIV coloring worksheet uses a model to understand viral transmission.  Students identify and color the major structures…