In the DNA, information is encoded by specific combinations of 4 different nucleotides, which are the “building blocks” of the DNA. This “code of life” is made up of different “triplets” or “codons”, defined combinations of 3 nucleotides that stand for a piece of information.
In this game, the DNA “building blocks” are represented by toy bricks (e.g. LEGO® bricks) of 4 different colours, which can be used to encode a word or message. Just like in the DNA, 3 colours are always combined to encode a specific letter, a number or a symbol.
Topic area: Genome biology
Type of resource: Guide
Age group: < 10, 10-12