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The Watson-Crick Model of DNA Structure

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Junior geneticists construct models of DNA to discover sequencing and pairing of nucleotides. They use the models to simulate protein synthesis and then translate the codes into physical traits. Finally, they use the traits to create a...
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DNA and RNA - Part 1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the history of DNA through Griffith, Avery, and Watson and Crick. The narrator of a science video briefly covers how DNA is organized in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. 
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DNA and Replication

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Enzymes proofread DNA, reducing the error rate to one in one billion base pairs. Learn about the important process and so much more with the help of a presentation. It opens with the history of DNA and the major scientific contributions...
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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take a trip with Watson and Crick as they struggle to determine the structure of the DNA molecule. In this beautiful documentary, biology students learn the history of this revolutionary discovery, and even hear from James Watson...
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Secret of Photo 51 Video Worksheet

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this Secret of Photo 51 worksheet, students watch the video (Secret of Video 51), then complete 30 short answer questions regarding the discovery of the structure of DNA, and the scientists Watson, Crick, and Rosalind Franklin. A...
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DNA's Discovery and Structure

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The history of our understanding of the DNA molecule is surveyed through the first half of this presentation. Once Watson and Crick are introduced, the focus shifts gears to the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. That is all...
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DNA: The Genetic Material

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The various experiments and processes that were completed in the 20th century to further our understanding of DNA are summarized here. There are wonderful slides to popularize the scientists who dedicated their professional life to...
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Virtual Lab: DNA Binding Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do the bases in DNA pair up the way they do? Unravel the mystery of the double helix in a virtual lab. Young scientists follow in the footsteps of Watson and Crick to determine the free energy associated with DNA base pair binding....
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Nucleic Acids: information storage

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This sequence of slides covers each main macromolecule that is involved with human structure and function. The history of nucleotide research and the way that they are formed is summarized, a diagram accompanies the explanation. The main...
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DNA Replication - How Does DNA Copy Itself?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
A concise overview of the DNA replication process is pitched in this presentation. Direct and viewer friendly, most slides contain a new bit of information along with a diagram to increase understanding. Your biology class will explore...
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Double Helix Study Guide

For Students 6th - 7th
In this "Double Helix" movie worksheet, students watch the movie "Double Helix" and answer twenty-four questions involving the movie, DNA and its characteristics.
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Protein Synthesis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Watson and Crick built the first model of DNA in the 1950s, and our understanding of DNA since then continues to grow exponentially. Scholars learn about protein synthesis by observing a presentation and completing a worksheet. Both walk...
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Clues to Copying the Code

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this DNA activity, students access a website to determine the information that was used to understand DNA replication. Students compare the difference between observations and opinions. This activity has 7 short answer questions and 1...
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The DNA Molecule Is Shaped like a Twisted Ladder

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the first models of DNA appeared to be a triple helix. Young scientists learn about the many scientists who worked to find the shape of DNA. They observe multiple models, tests, and experiments to understand the conclusions. An...
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What Is DNA Structure?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does DNA work? Young geneticists see how function follows form with a video from Socratica's playlist that explores biology. The narrator pulls apart the double helix and describes each portion, discusses Chargaff's rule, and...
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DNA Timeline: A Scavenger Hunt

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this DNA worksheet, students access a website to identify scientists, dates, events, and facts related to DNA. This worksheet has 15 fill in the blank questions.
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Nucleic Acids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A lively presentation presents general facts and history of nucleic acids in a note-taking format. Every slide contains colorful photos or graphics to illuminate and engage. Biology aces learn about the function and structure of these...
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DNA Replication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When DNA relaxes and unwinds after a long day, it literally unwinds. The presentation includes DNA, DNA replication, genes, multiple experiments that helped us understand DNA, the structure of DNA, and transcription. This is the ninth...
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RNA Is an Intermediary Between DNA and Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
For years, scientists believed tRNA was junk left over from larger RNA. Three scientists used different approaches to prove tRNA actually exists as the connection between DNA and protein. Learn about their experiments, their lives, and...
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Rosalind Franklin: DNA's Unsung Hero

For Students 7th - 12th
She was robbed! Robbed of her photograph. Robbed of recognition. Robbed of a Nobel prize. Meet Rosalind Franklin, "the woman behind the helix," the DNA double helix, that is, and learn the real story behind the discovery of the structure...
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DNA Replication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to distinguish between transcription and replication. They are able to distinguish between DNA and RNA. Students name some of the proteins and enzymes used in replication and transcription. They are able comprehend the...
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DNA, the Awesome Thread of Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how traits are passed to offspring.  In this genetic reproduction lesson students develop a model of dna and learn about its structure, replication and function.
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DNA Structure, Replication, Transcription, Translation and Mutation Unit Review

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
An all-encompassing seven-page worksheet summarizes DNA processes and problems. Fifty questions review DNA structure, protein synthesis, and mutations with the aid of concise diagrams. 
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A Wrinkle in Time Discussion and Activity Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
As you work through Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, try out some or all of the 20 questions and activities included here. Useful for discussion questions, group assignments, or individual projects, this resource covers plot as...

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