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: