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DNA Replication Teacher Resources
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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.
Because it is heavily focused on the contributors to DNA theory, this worksheet may be more of an enrichment than a fundamental support to your genetics curriculum. Though it does query learners about DNA structure, replication, and metabolic pathways, these topics do not make up the bulk of the material. The handout was created as a reading guide, but can be used as a note-taking guide should you decide to lecture on this information.
Oh yes! Here is an all-encompassing seven-page activity 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.
The question of the structure and function of DNA being the same in almost all organisms is raised here. You will find this PowerPoint a great summary of the building blocks and replication of DNA. The differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes are listed and students should find the diagrams of telomores, introns, and exons very useful.
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 activity as a reinforcement.
In this DNA worksheet, students review the base-pairing rules, transcription, and translation. Students determine the DNA complimentary strand and mRNA complimentary strand for a given DNA strand. This worksheet has 8 multiple choice, 1 short answer, and 4 problems to solve.