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Two different independent slide shows are rolled into this resource. The first focuses on two types of cell division: binary fission and mitosis. Diagrams incorporated into the slides are large, clear, colorful, and extremely helpful in explaining what happens to the nucleus at each stage. The second lesson is about DNA. A slide is dedicated to each of the main components of the DNA molecule and then the double helix structure is displayed. Other material covered includes replication, mutation, and protein synthesis. There is plenty to appreciate about this resource!
Oh yes! Here is an all-encompassing seven-page worksheet that summarizes DNA processes and problems. Fifty questions review DNA structure, protein synthesis, and mutations with the aid of concise diagrams. This is so well-written that it could not only be used as a unit review, but also as a unit exam. You will simply need to white out the instructions at the top of the page that mention a specific test date before using this in your classroom.
It is fascinating to learn about apoptosis and the fact that cells are able to destroy themselves without any external influence. Sal creates interest in the huge number of cells and the complexity of the human body. The likelihood of a mutation causing a problem is small, and that mutation would have to be within the genes controlling self-destruction and replication. The lecture continues with details of tumor growth and the differences between malignant, benign, invasive, and metastases.
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 the currently accepted semi-conservative model of replication. They will learn about the enzymes involved and the mechanisms employed. What would really enhance this presentation is an animation showing the process in action.
Students discuss DNA Fingerprinting and gel electrophoresis before participating in a crime solving activity. Students simulate their DNA using adding tape and complete the steps necessary to do a gel electrophoresis. They discuss the advantages of a DNA library and how it could effect solving crimes.
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. As the third step is in process, questions about DNA replication are also addressed. Finally, the DNA strands are placed into tiny tubes and hung on necklaces for biologists to wear home! If you can obtain the tubes, this would be a unique and memorable enrichment.
Students explore DNA replication. Beginning with a teacher led discussion, students examine inherited information, genes, and Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA). As the teacher models the structures of DNA, tells about the contributions of scientists, and explains DNA replication, students take notes. Finally, they draw the structure of DNA and label its parts.
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 direction of replication and transcription. Students are able to identify the 3' and 5' ends of the leading and lagging strands.
A simple reading passage breaks the process of DNA replication down into three steps. Young geneticists answer reading comprehension questions and describe a set of diagrams that depict the three steps. Show a PowerPoint presentation or online animation of the semiconservative model of DNA before assigning this worksheet as a reinforcement.
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.
Young scholars examine DNA replication and how proteins are synthesized from DNA codes and continue to explore the effects of genetics in additional lessons. Among the topics covered are: protein synthesis, cell chemistry, environmental factors, as well as various laboratory experiments.