Ribosome Game

From 18 to 21 April 2023
h. 09:30-15:00
Guest Room
Ribosome Game

Edited by PoV PICNIC Project, University of Turin

Interactive team card game to increase knowledge about protein synthesis and the role of amino acids in their structure. Protein synthesis is one of the fundamental mechanisms for life, and it involves an organelle of the cell, the ribosome, which gives this game its name. The ribosome reads and decodes DNA information coming to it through messenger RNA, which it translates with a precise code (the genetic code). With transport RNA providing the assembly pieces, the ribosome assembles the protein with its individual building blocks, the amino acids. In the proposed game, the ribosome is the player/player, who has to assemble a protein using cards that speak the language of instructions (the genetic code of messenger RNA) and which allow, taken in groups of three cards, to "buy" an amino acid, according to the decoding rules of the ribosome. The Ribosome Game test is accompanied by data collection to assess its impact.



Tuesday, April 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 20, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Thursday, April 20 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Friday, April 21, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Friday, April 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Event reserved for schools with reservations required. Target audience: 8-14 YEARS