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Saturday DNA! Virtual Lab: Cracking the Code

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Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20, $30 with kit

When

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Description

  • Appropriate for ages 10–14
  • $20 per participant, $30 with shipped kit

Activity description:

How do mutations in DNA lead to differences in traits? Do all mutations have the same impact? In this session we’ll explore how DNA is used as a set of instructions and what happens when those instructions are changed. In this activity, you will:

  • use a codon chart to crack the code of a DNA sequence;
  • explore what happens if that DNA sequence gets mutated; and
  • use a DNA sequence as instructions for making a bracelet or keychain.

Material kits will be available for pick up at the DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor January 25-29, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

If you would like to have a kit shipped to your home, there will be an additional charge of $10.


If you choose not to get a DNALC kit, you can instead provide your own materials for the activity. You will need:

  • Yarn or string
  • Colorful beads
  • Optional: keyring to make a keychain

Venue/location

Virtual
Online,

    Website

    Visit: https://dnalc.cshl.edu/programs/saturdaydna.html

    Register/more info

    Seats for each session limited to 35 Zoom participant connections. Register to reserve your spot. | Cost $20, $30 with kit