Days to Teach:
Approximately three 45-minute class periods
Teaching Tips / Activity Overview:
- Introduce the lesson, including the essential questions: How do I write a Visual Basic computer program that can be used to transcribe a DNA codon into mRNA? How can I then translate the mRNAsequence into the correct amino acid?
- Distribute the "DNA Decoder" project sheet.
- Students do self-paced project work. If necessary, allow students to work with a partner.