BrainPOP

RNA

Say hello to DNA’s little friend - RNA! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss RNA, or ribonucleic acid. Find out the differences between DNA and RNA, like how they look and how they work differently in your in body. You’ll also learn about the similarities they share and how they work together to communicate with cells and to create complex molecules like proteins. Discover how proteins are made, and about some special types of RNA like mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA, and their functions. Plus, find out what in the world “RNA world” means!

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What is RNA?

What is the difference between DNA and RNA?

What is a nucleotide?