I'm looking for activities that can integrate computer science into lessons about DNA, RNA, and proteins in a middle school (ages 12 to 14) science class. Our school is using the NGSS and CSTA standards. The students understand a few basic concepts about these topics, but they're generally beginners.
The activities should
- Reinforce or teach computer science age-appropriate knowledge, skills, concepts, and practices
- Reinforce or teach about DNA, RNA, or protein molecules and the processes that relate to them
- Demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of computer science
- Engage students with active learning