And it’s back to my old favourite, Lego.
My Year 11s meet Lego as a way of understanding the link between DNA and proteins, and how the same amino acids can make different proteins depending on what instructions are being followed. See this Burble from a long time ago.
At A-level, of course, this is all covered in much more detail, but you still need some kind of fun activity to break up the theoretical background and help them visualise/conceptualise the different ideas.
I start by showing them a simple Lego model.
What might this represent?
DNA! announces someone, engaging…
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