DNA and RNA Teacher Resources

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TeachEngineering: Engineering Nature - DNA Visualization and Manipulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons teach young biomedical engineers and biologists how it is possible to visualize complex biomolecule structures. In the first lesson, scholars research specific imaging technologies, and in the second, they learn about...
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Biology Junction PowerPoint Presentations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Add a little power to your biology classes with a collection of 18 colorful presentations that cover everything from an introduction to the scientific method to lab safety rules, from acids to vaporization, Although designed as an AP...
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Ricochet Science: Biology 101 - Biomolecules

For Students 9th - 12th
Welcome to Biology 101. Five short videos introduce viewers to biomolecules. Videos include information about the four classes of biomolecules, the three types of carbohydrates, the structure and function of nucleic acids, how amino...
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Crash Course: Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine an entire biology course in one collection of 40 videos! Based on the AP Biology curriculum, viewers learn about the things that make up living things and the processes that keep organisms alive. They also learn how to identify...
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Introduction to Heredity and Traits

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Five easy-to-implement activities teach the basics of heritable traits. Learners explore their physical features and determine how their traits relate to those of their classmates. They compile data in bar graphs and analyze similarities...
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Cell Cycle

For Teachers 9th Standards
This collection will help students understand the intricacies of the cell cycle. These videos and activities will walk them through each stage, describing what is happening to the cell and the nucleus.
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The Blueprints of Your Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Brown eyes, blue eyes, and green eyes don't just happen by luck. Find out more about genetics with a collection of high school level presentations, videos, and lessons.
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Reproduction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young biologists learn about reproduction through a four-part, Nature League video series. Hosted by Britt Garner, the collection explores sexual and asexual reproduction, the importance of genetic diversity, adaptations, epigenetics,...
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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in the Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage unit explore the expanding field of gene therapies. Using a fun role-play activity, pupils act like viruses and cells to demonstrate how viruses recognize a target cell. They learn...
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The RNA Origin of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe RNA is the origin of all life on Earth, carrying genetic information long before DNA developed. Viewers comprehend this idea as they learn the functions of RNA, DNA, and proteins. Evolution of RNA, cells, molecules,...
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DNA and RNA - Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers explore the structures of RNA and DNA and then learn how DNA replicates itself. The narrator explains the central dogma, showing how DNA is eventually translated into proteins, before briefly discussing genetic engineering. 
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RNA Folding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't leave genetics to the imagination! Demonstrate to your class the folding of RNA using a video animation. The animation shows the structure of RNA and how it folds on itself to create protein-like structures.
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What is RNA?

For Students 9th - 12th
Five percent of the weight of a human cell comes from RNA, while only one percent comes from DNA. The video explains what RNA is and how it relates to DNA. It also describes the importance of understanding RNA and the two types of RNA:...
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RNA Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Messenger RNA, transfer RNA, and ribozymes ... the many faces of RNA. The structure of RNA makes it much more versatile than the very similar DNA. Learners view a slideshow presentation to learn all about the different forms and...
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The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
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RNA VirtuaLab Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Molecular engineers play with RNA to develop new therapies that could save lives. Young scientists fold RNA into specific shapes using the pairing rules. They apply knowledge about the relative strength of bonds and shape-shifting RNA...
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NOVA RNA Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn the differences between RNA and DNA through discussion, virtual labs, worksheets, and video quizzes. They build their knowledge of molecular biology with support from video clips and handouts.
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The RNA Enigma

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Folding a fitted sheet seems impossible, but folding RNA seems like a game. Viewers learn how they can help scientists prevent or cure diseases. It emphasizes the need for human help because computers struggle with these puzzles.
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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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DNA and RNA, A Nucleic Acid Primer!

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Every single cell in the human body is packed with genetic material! A video presentation provides a thorough overview of the components of this genetic material. An engaging instructor defines DNA and RNA and discusses its structure and...
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RNA Interference

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A classic experiment that stumped scientists for years grabs the attention of young scholars. A slideshow presentation explains the experimental discovery of RNA interface. The lesson goes on to explain in detail the function of RNA...
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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 versus RNA

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
 Explain the differences between DNA and RNA with a short video that includes information about the uracil versus thymine contrast and includes details about structural, functional, and bond discrepancies.