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DNA Barcoding

Activity Summary
Students will be given codon sequences that they will translate into amino acids. Once all amino acid sequences are completed they will spell out prizes that students can choose from that are hidden in coffee cups representing how a DNA barcode can help scientist differentiate species even if the organisms look the same.

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Learning Objectives
1. Describe the DNA replication cycle
2. Translate codons into amino acids

Lesson Materials (view or download)
Genetic Codes
Lesson Plan

DNA replication, amino acids, codon table

Last updated: 5/21/2015