In this activity, "write" a secret message in genetic code as beads ...
In this activity, "write" a secret message in genetic code as beads on a string. Learners use an amino acid codon table to determine the DNA sequences that correspond to the one-letter amino acid abbreviations that make up their secret word(s). Learners also use start and stop codons in their sequences and follow a color key for the bases. Learners can trade strands with a friend to see if they can decode their secret message.
- Life Science
- Material Type:
- Activities and Labs
- Instructional Material
- Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
- Provider Set:
- SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
- Julie Yu
- National Science Foundation
- The Exploratorium