The DNA Replication and Transcription set is designed to aid in teaching the structure and function of the nucleic acid molecules that make up DNA (deoxyribonucleic acids) and RNA (ribonucleic acids).

Lesson plans are designed to take students through three instructional modules:

I. DNA Structure
II. Replication & Transcription
III. Coding, Translation, and Mutations

Set includes 521 K'NEX parts – enough to build 19 DNA and mRNA models, up to two at a time. Supports 2 to 3 students working as a team. Building instructions and teacher's guide aligned to US national standards are included. Packaged in a strong storage tray with snap-on lid.

Key Concepts
  • Molecular basis of heredity
  • DNA Structure and Double Helix
  • Enzymatic Control of DNA Processes
  • Transcription and mRNA Production
  • Translation of the DNA Code
  • Deletion, Substitution, and Insertion Mutations
  • Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Processes of DNA