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Students explore the structure of the DNA molecule and begin to explain how chromosomes, genes, and the base pairs, sugars, and phosphates of the DNA molecule are related.
Students 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.
In this DNA activity, learners fill in the missing base pairs of a DNA strand using the complementary base pair rule. Students then complete 5 short answer questions.
Students build their own DNA molecules using candy. In this science instructional activity, students build DNA molecules using licorice and gumdrops. The instructional activity includes the use of streaming videos from the teacher's domain.
Students build DNA strands and practice base pairing rules using an interactive website in this technology-based lesson plan for a high school science class. This lesson plan includes links to the interactive website, a worksheet, and a video demonstrating the lesson plan.
In this structure of DNA worksheet, students answer several short answer questions applying knowledge about the structure of DNA. Students also match the description to the correct terms.
Pupils 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.
In this modeling DNA worksheet, students examine constructed models of DNA and explore how it replicates. Students construct strands of nucleotides and examine complimentary strands.
Students describe some aspects of known genetic defects on the human neurological condition. They participate in a variety of exercises including drawings, games, and analogies.
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!
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. 
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.
This computer-based lesson will enable students to test their notions of "racial" similarity and difference by comparing mtDNA sequences as the students do in the first episode of RACE - The Power of an Illusion.
Students investigate the structure of DNA, replication and transcription. In this DNA lesson plan, students build models of DNA using piper cleaners and paper clips. They demonstrate replication of DNA and transcription of DNA to mRNA. Students write a report describing the structure of DNA, replication and transcription.
In this gene cloning worksheet, students are given a gene sequence of DNA, plasmid DNA, 3 restriction enzymes, their cut patterns and a DNA ligase. They answer 6 questions about the results of using different restriction enzymes to cut the gene sequence and how they would go about inserting the gene into the plasmid DNA.
In this adaptations worksheet, students read about 3 species that have changed over time to adapt to their environment. Students design a squirrel that has adapted to an island habitat that students are assigned. They describe the squirrel's adaptations and why they are beneficial. Students are given 14 terms for which they must give an example of one species that fits the term.
High school learners read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. They complete a paper and pencil activity that mimics the function of a DNA microarray and consider the ethics of genetic testing in medical research.

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