DNA Structure and Function Lab

DNA Structure and Function Lab

Enrichment Lab

Central Question:

  • Can a desired trait be traced back to the DNA code?


  • Demonstrate how DNA is the code for inherited traits
  • Describe how transcription and translation result in the form and function of an organism
  • Manipulate DNA, mRNA, and tRNA models to observe characteristics of transcription and translation

Related NE Science Standards:

Life Science – Heredity SC12.3.2 Students will describe the molecular basis of reproduction and heredity −− SC12.3.2.b Describe the basic structure of DNA and its function in genetic inheritance

Anticipated Length: 50 minutes

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