This website provides a basic learning resource for the understanding of protein synthesis. The website demonstrates the process of mRNA transcription into protein, as well as the codon-anticodon base pairing system. It provides a very basic, yet simple and easy to understand animation for translation.
Target Student Population:
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A basic understanding of molecular biology.
Type of Material:
The resource would be used for teaching a class, independent study, or as a review.
Quicktime for PC, Mac for downloaded activity.
Evaluation and Observation
The information is accurate and provides a basic background about the material
Video is appropriately categorized
Doesn't show nature of molecules, i.e. amino acids and bases being paired
Protein produced is only 4 amino acids which is not realistic
Parts are not labeled
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site could be the basis of an assignment based on the animation
The material is logically presented
No learning objectives stated
Doesn't include any questions to promote student thinking or learning