We use cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By using our site, you accept our use of cookies. You can review our cookie and privacy policy here.
  • Service & Support

    Contact Us

    Our Customer Service team is available from 8am to 6:00pm, ET, Monday through Friday. Live chat is available from 8am to 5:30pm ET, Monday-Friday.

    Email Customer Service

    International Sales & Service

    We serve educators in more than 170 countries worldwide. Create a quote request on our website or contact our International Sales Team.

    International Ordering
  • Shopping

    Login or register now to maximize your savings and access profile information, order history, tracking, shopping lists, and more.

  • Quick
  • My Cart

    My Cart

    Your Shopping Cart is currently empty. Use Quick Order or Search to quickly add items to your order!

Modeling DNA to Protein 8-Station Kit

Product Highlights
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3D instruction
  • Meets the following NGSS Performance Expectation: HS-LS1-1
  • Includes FREE digital resources for teacher and student instructional support
(in stock)


Product Details
Using a hypothetical scenario of an infant diagnosed with sickle cell disease, students are introduced to the process of translation by modeling the flow of genetic information on a region of the beta hemoglobin gene. In a series of investigations, students model transcription and translation using unique magnetic nucleotide bases, develop their own protein translation model, and use clay to demonstrate the physiological effects of the sickle cell mutation.

Have your students explore the question "Why did Baby Terra get sick?" through Mendelian and molecular modeling. Kit equips a class of 32 students working in groups of 4 and includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS.

Product Features

  • Using manipulatives, model the flow of information through DNA translation and transcription of a region on the beta-hemoglobin gene, then apply the model to the mutation associated with sickle cell disease and its physiological effects.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 8 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.
  • 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS included.

Performance Expectation(s)

Time Requirements
Three 45-minute class periods.

Science and Engineering Practices
Developing and Using Models

Crosscutting Concepts
Systems and System Models
Structure and Function

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function


What’s Included:
Needed But Not Included:
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


Questions & Answers

Recommended Accessories

Recommended Accessories