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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix
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...
17 mins 8th - 12th Science
Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer
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...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Concept Mapping: Discovery of DNA Structure
Sometimes a graphic organizer really helps learners grasp related concepts. On this short and simple learning exercise, biology learners complete a concept map that encompasses the history of our understanding of DNA structure as well as...
9th - 12th Science
Directed Reading Section: The Structure of DNA
Molecular biology masters match terms with descriptions of the components of DNA. They relate other vocabulary terms to each other and they answer questions about the scientists who contributed to our understanding of DNA structure. This...
9th - 12th Science
The Twisting Tale of DNA
Introduce biology classes to the structure of DNA, the role of genes, and how mutations occur with this nifty resource. After viewing an animated video, discuss the accompanying Think questions and then explore the myriad of additional...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chromosomes, Chromatids, Chromatin, etc.
See how the strands of DNA separate and become a template for a replica to be incorporated in a new cell! The microbiology and biochemistry of the process is detailed. This lecture refers to the concepts of transcription and translation...
18 mins 10th - 12th Science