DNA and Protein Synthesis


How does the human body know how to create the molecules it needs? In this workshop, students will use LEGO pieces to learn about the molecular biology of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and how they are related. 


MA Standards

  • 8.MS-LS1-7
  • 8.MS-LS3-1
  • 8.MS-LS3-3
  • 8.MS-LS4-5
  • HS-LS1-1


Science and Engineering Practices

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).
  • Developing and using models.
  • ​Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).


Next Generation Science Standards

  • MS-LS3-1
  • HS-LS1-1
  • HS-LS3-1