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Codon Bingo is a stimulating game that involves deciphering the genetic code. The game is designed to give students practice with transcription and translation of codons while at the same time generating full class participation. As students play the game, they develop increased proficiency while unraveling the genetic code found in the base pairs. After playing Codon Bingo, the students will find it easier to transcribe the DNA base pair messages into mRNA codons and to translate the mRNA codons into an amino acid sequence.

Concepts

  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Transcription
  • Translation