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37 resources with the concept the double helix

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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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Great Minds: Rosalind Franklin

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to discover the structure of DNA is not the person who won the Nobel prize for the discovery. While we know Rosalind Franklin was the first to discover the structure of DNA, her work was shared with others who went on to...
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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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Human Genome

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Welcome to the complex biological story that is our life. Great visual imagery zooms in on the dissection of a DNA double helix in our body. What happens with RNA? Where do amino acids come in? This resource explores our inner workings...
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Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This is a polished presentation of the nucleic acids. It is unique in that it examines both the genetic material and the energy molecules. Usually these are addressed separately even though they are both nucleic acids. This approach is...
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Rosalind Franklin

For Students 5th - 12th
Rosalind Franklin, the Dark Lady of Science, is featured in an intriguing poster that is sure to inspire young scientists.
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Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Experimental design can make or break an experiment. Young scholars analyze the pulse-chase analysis procedure by studying the Meselson-Stahl experiment. Using a video presentation, they discover how the pulse-chase analysis led to the...
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Chargaff's Ratio

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know the structure of DNA? Learn about Chargaff's rule and how scientists first discovered the structure of DNA. Using an informative video, young scientists identify how the arrangement of complementary nitrogen bases affects...
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Paired DNA Strands

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you untwist and unzip DNA? View the fascinating process and learn about the pieces that make up DNA in an informative video. It highlights the base pairing and sequencing rules within each strand.
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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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DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get up close and personal with DNA! A two-part hands-on activity has learners extract DNA from a small organism and then their own cheek cells. Scholars then explore DNA replication using questions to guide their analyses.
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Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Biotechnology is big! Introduce the uses of biotechnology to science scholars with a fascinating, fact-filled unit. The first installment in a series of four biotechnology units covers the role biotechnology plays in human and...
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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: The Double Helix

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Picture a double helix as a twisted ladder. Scholars see this image through a simulation that allows young scientists to observe a small fragment of DNA in many different formats. They compare the models, colors, bonds, and strands as...
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DNA Structure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
DNA carries the code for all living organisms, yet it is made up of only four building blocks. The video explains the structure of DNA down to the nucleotides. It provides the relationships between thymine, cytosine, adenine, and guanine.
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Imagining DNA Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's get a closer look at DNA and other molecular structures. The first lesson in the series of four introduces a variety of imagining techniques that engineers and scientists use to visualize molecular structures. The resource presents...
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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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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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Let Me See Your Double Helix…

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Math and science come together in a unit about genetics and cell biology. Middle schoolers learn about the whorls of their hair and the dimples in their cheeks with hands-on activities, online projects, and collaborative assignments...
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Shallow Gene Pool – No Diving!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
How did you get that cleft chin? Why do some people have a widow's peak and others don't? Learn about genetic traits, cell reproduction, and the importance of varying the gene pool with a series of activities and experiments for young...
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DNA

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your class unravel the mystery of DNA with a comprehensive life science presentation. Slide-by-slide this presentation takes young biologist on an exploration of the structure of DNA, its ability to self-replicate, and common...
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DNA Structure

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Stop animation helps Jeremy describe the components of the Double Helix structure of DNA. This is actually a very informative clip which will make explaining the nature of DNA easy to understand.
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Extracting DNA from Your Cells

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three steps are needed to extract DNA from learners' inner cheek cells. The procedure and reasons for each step are explained. As enzymes work on the cells, a series of questions are answered regarding the structure of the DNA molecule....
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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...