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Product 14251

By: Cynthia Mannix, The Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA

Codon Bingo Game for biology and life science is a lively bingo game that will add some fun to the difficult concepts of transcription and translation. Start learning new terminology.

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Put life into the genetic code. This lively bingo game will add some fun to the difficult concepts of transcription and translation. Students will get very involved in the gaming part of this activity and will start incorporating new words such as uracil, thymine, adenine, guanine, and cytosine into their vocabulary. Before they know it the words will become second nature and they will use them with new understanding. The flexibility of setting up the bingo cards makes for an unlimited number of uses and creative alternative games. The easy to use translation wheel included with the game is a great teaching device. All game pieces, duplicating masters, and game directions are included.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
MS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-1. Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.