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In this DNA worksheet, students fill in the missing base pairs of a DNA strand using the complementary base pair rule. Students then complete 5 short answer questions.
Young scholars construct a 3-D model of DNA. They demonstrate an awareness of base pairs in written work and in a model. Students model DNA replication using edible materials. They record concluding thoughts in their science notebooks.
An excellent review of the very specific stages of mitosis, the detailed slides start with explanations of the directionality of DNA and then develop the concept of daughter strands. The intricate diagrams are intended for experienced biology students with prior knowledge of DNA structure. This would be an excellent slideshow to accompany a related activity such as blotting or electrophoresis.
In this proteins worksheet, students use a portion of DNA base pairs to determine the types of proteins that can be created. This worksheet has 1 short answer and 4 fill in the blank questions.
In this DNA worksheet, students review the structure of DNA, the importance of the nucleotide sequence, and how DNA replicates. This worksheet has 5 fill in the blank and 9 short answer questions.
On the first page, molecular biologists answer questions about DNA structure and label a DNA molecule. The formatting isn't great on this first page, but the questions make an appropriate review. On the second page, and this is a highlight, a diagram of an unwound DNA molecule is displayed. Pupils follow directions for drawing different shapes, arrows, or numbers in specific parts of the molecule to identify them. You could use these pages together or separately. 
Sometimes a graphic organizer really helps learners grasp related concepts. On this short and simple worksheet, biology learners complete a concept map that encompasses the history of our understanding of DNA structure as well as the basics of the double helix molecule. Use this when you are teaching the topic, or hand it out as a quick review afterwards.
Learners build DNA strands and practice base pairing rules using an interactive website in this technology-based activity for a high school science class. This activity includes links to the interactive website, a worksheet, and a video demonstrating the activity.
In this structure of DNA activity, students answer several short answer questions applying knowledge about the structure of DNA. Students also match the description to the correct terms.
Students explore enzymes and enzyme combinations. They examine and cut up and practice matching DNA sequences.
Students write an essay on the basic steps of the DNA replication process accurately enough to show a complete understanding of the subject. Finally, student correctly identify the polarity of the template strand and match the correct base pair sequence
Pupils explore neurological disorders. They examine the presence and absence of discernible genes. Students describe neruological diseases and draw faces of affected persons. They play a human neurology disorders learning game.
High schoolers describe some aspects of known genetic defects on the human neurological condition. They participate in a variety of exercises including drawings, games, and analogies.
If humans share over 99% of the same chromosomes, how are we different? There are 10 million SNPs in the human genome, accounting for most of our genetic differences. Watch this short clip to introduce your learners to SNPs, or single nucleotide polymorphisms. Part two of four.
Advanced biology masters take a close look at DNA and the scientists who contributed to our understanding of this complex and powerful molecule. They answer 21 questions about DNA structure, replication, and repair. This can be used as a note-taking page, a reading guide (if your textbook covers the same material), or a review assignment. 
Adolescents have the opportunity to consider how they feel about the possibilities presented by the current availability of genetic sequencing. After some instruction, they participate in a four-corners activity in which you read a controversial statement, and they gather into groups depending on whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. 
What does appearance have to do with survival in nature? Allow your future biologists a chance to learn about natural selection through games, flashcards, discussions, and an interesting writing prompt about squirrel colors in the Grand Canyon. Also included are several ways to differentiate, possible extensions, and school-home connections. 
With this outstanding resource, biology pupils learn about how different races seem to respond differently to environmental conditions and medication. After viewing, learners work in partners to role play researchers looking for single-nucleotide substitutions in DNA base pairs by analyzing gene sequences. The accompanying lesson plan is well-written and includes discussion questions, implementation tips, student handouts, and links to additional related resources. Check it out!
If there are no extenuating environmental factors to ensure competition in a species, then variation is achieved by random mutation. This resource may be more useful after viewers are introduced to the concepts of alleles and the heredity involved with sexual reproduction. Tip: Discuss how sexual reproduction allows for even more variation in a species and in a much more efficient way than relying on mutation.
Investigate the ins and outs of cell division with this comprehensive set of activities. Detailed instructions for six different activities and your choice of eight different creative assessments can be found within this resource. By completing these lessons, your young biologists will have a well-rounded understanding of mitosis and meiosis. 

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