Biology Assignment Evaluation
1. For this model of protein synthesis, I took to the internet to find simplified diagrams of the translation and transcription processes in order to deepen my understanding of protein synthesis. Once I had developed a concise grasp of the processes, I began looking for images encompassing the entirety of protein synthesis on numerous websites. As I had not felt comfortable with the layout of many images, I resorted in using my textbook as a reference for my layout as it covered every step needed.

2. Firstly, I looked up the processes of protein synthesis. Then, went onto various websites and assessed the validity and reliability, making sure which were appropriate to use. Once I was comfortable with a variety of websites information, I narrowed it down to 5 websites and took pieces of information from each, collating notes on protein synthesis and how to go about creating the model.

3. I deem my model to be advantageous in some regard as with the help of a clear key, the most important stages of the translation and transcription processes were evident. Through the use of arrows, the process of protein synthesis is able to be made more apparent, visibly portraying the DNA unzipping, mRNA forming, tRNA attaching to the ribosome with amino acids, and lastly, forming polypeptide chains (the process from start to end). The use of various button sizes and colours depicts the hundreds of amino acids found in the body.

4. As is with many models, my protein synthesis model also has limitations and disadvantages. The most obvious limitation is the specificity and scaling. My model only highlights the main stages but fails to cover every stage in the process of protein synthesis. Also, my model is not to scale. For instance, my tRNA aren’t exactly the same looking and my bases aren’t exactly the same size. On that note, materials were used to represent certain aspects of the process, but may not necessarily look alike to those within...