Days to Teach:
5 Days (80 minute periods)
Teaching Tips / Activity Overview:
- Students will look at the Intro and DNA Basics PowerPoint to review the process.
- We will the decode some simple DNA sequences, both valid and invalid, by hand. We will also look at the different type of mutations that might occur and the effects on the protein sequence.
- Students will create a Java program that will solve the four problems specified on the assignment sheet. The most important step os the first program, since all other programs in this project reuse the concept of reading a DNA sequence, validating the sequence, and converting it to a protein sequence.