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DNA and the Protein Express

“DNA & the Protein Express” clay animation video explains how DNA controls protein expression inside a human cell.


DNA and the Protein Express

“DNA & the Protein Express” is a clay-animated video created by John Lemmon Films in collaboration with Discovery Place science museum in Charlotte, NC. The video makes it easy for students of all ages to understand protein expression inside a human cell. In four minutes, the video explains how DNA is the boss of Transfer RNA and messenger RNA as they create the animo acids that are the building blocks of proteins. Here’s the beginning of the video:



What teachers say about the video

“All of the biology teachers use the video every semester when we teach Protein Synthesis. The video is a great springboard for conversation prior to the lesson on Transcription and Translation.” - Robin Kolodziey, NBCT, Biology Teacher, East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC.

“I need resources that make complex ideas understandable, engaging, visual, and memorable. DNA and the Protein Express does all of these, and the students really enjoy it.” - Anne Pittman, Duplin County Early College High School.

“True story - a student of mine is currently in a doctoral program for molecular biology at UPenn and came back to visit. She asked me if I still showed DNA and the Protein Express, and told me that it was probably the best video she saw in high school.” - Kate DeSantis, District Senior Supervisor - Lenape High School, Meford, NJ.

Set of 11 Art Supports
Tape artwork to an Art Support
A finished backdrop made with Art Supports

Prices & Ordering information

The price for the DVD is $99 + $7 shipping within the contiguous US. We accept purchase orders from schools.

Sales tax added for North Carolina customers.

To order or ask questions, email or call John Lemmon.