This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson.
“Our own genomes carry the story of evolution, written in DNA, the language of molecular genetics, and the narrative is unmistakable.” – Kenneth R. Miller
The quote above reflects the importance of studying the DNA and genetics. In this module, you are going to learn about protein synthesis. What first comes to your mind when you encounter the term ‘protein’? You might be thinking of food like egg, chicken and fish. You are correct! All of these foods contain protein because proteins are one of the bio-molecules inside cells, and they compose a number of structures and perform various functions inside cells. Without proteins, the cells cannot perform certain processes which may lead to death. The cells are constantly making new proteins as required by our body. This is accomplished through a process called protein synthesis.
So, how is protein made? What makes up proteins? This module will introduce you to the structures in the cells and the processes involved in making proteins. Have fun while learning from this module so that after completing this, you would be able to:
1. Explain how protein is made using information from DNA.
Going through this module can be a meaningful learning experience. All you need to do is make use of your time and resources efficiently. To do this, here are some tips for you:
1. Take the pretest (What I Know) before reading the rest of the module.
2. Take time in reading and understanding the lesson. Follow instructions carefully. Do all activities diligently. It is better to be slow but sure than to hurry and miss the concepts you are supposed to learn.
3. Use a separate sheet of paper for your answers in each activity or assessment. Don’t forget to write your name. Label it properly.
4. Try to recall and connect the ideas about the lessons that you had in the lower years. Use the concept discussed in the lesson to explain the results of activities or performance task.
5. Be honest. When doing the activities, record only what you have really observed. Take the assessments after each activity, but do not turn to the Answer Key page unless you are done with the entire module.
6. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you need to clarify something, approach or contact your teacher or any knowledgeable person available to help you. You may also look into other references for further information.
7. Take the post-test prepared at the end of the module, so you can assess how much you have learned from this module.
8. You can check your answers in the activities, self-assessments, and post-test after you finished the entire module to know how much you have gained from the lesson and the activities.