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Great Minds: Rosalind Franklin

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to discover the structure of DNA is not the person who won the Nobel prize for the discovery. While we know Rosalind Franklin was the first to discover the structure of DNA, her work was shared with others who went on to...
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Rosalind Franklin: DNA's Unsung Hero

For Students 7th - 12th
She was robbed! Robbed of her photograph. Robbed of recognition. Robbed of a Nobel prize. Meet Rosalind Franklin, "the woman behind the helix," the DNA double helix, that is, and learn the real story behind the discovery of the structure...
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Rosalind Franklin

For Students 5th - 12th
Rosalind Franklin, the Dark Lady of Science, is featured in an intriguing poster that is sure to inspire young scientists.
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Rosalind Franklin: Secret of Photo 51

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Rosalind Franklin worksheet, learners view a video titled Rosalind Franklin Secret of Photo 51 and complete fill in the blank questions about it. Students complete 30 fill in the blank questions.
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Secret of Photo 51 Video Worksheet

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this Secret of Photo 51 worksheet, students watch the video (Secret of Video 51), then complete 30 short answer questions regarding the discovery of the structure of DNA, and the scientists Watson, Crick, and Rosalind Franklin. A...
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The Mad Pursuit Search for the Structure of DNA

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students complete a variety of activities as they study the historical story of Rosalind Franklin not receiving credit for her contributions in discovering the structure of DNA.
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Women in Science DIY Kit

For Students 5th - 12th
A card game sheds light on famous women in science. Pairs or small groups collect and exchange color-coded cards. Four cards of the same color make a science lab. The first player to create three labs wins the game! Each card features a...
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The Structure of DNA

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the structure of DNA by constructing simple models of DNA with materials given to them in class. They will also discover that some female scientists such as Rosalind Franklin have not been given...
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Using the Discovery of the Structure of DNA to Illustrate Cultural Aspects of Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Times have changed—and so have science practices. An introductory lesson describing the components of DNA begins with a discussion of the discovery of DNA and its perception in different cultures and genders. Scholars then learn about...
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History of Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ancient, classical, and modern methods of biotechnological methods are introduced in this science PowerPoint. Students should be interested to see how advanced people have been through the ages in adapting their methods to procure...
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DNA, the Awesome Thread of Life

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine how traits are passed to offspring.  In this genetic reproduction lesson students develop a model of dna and learn about its structure, replication and function.
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DNA and Replication

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Enzymes proofread DNA, reducing the error rate to one in one billion base pairs. Learn about the important process and so much more with the help of a presentation. It opens with the history of DNA and the major scientific contributions...
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DNA Replication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When DNA relaxes and unwinds after a long day, it literally unwinds. The presentation includes DNA, DNA replication, genes, multiple experiments that helped us understand DNA, the structure of DNA, and transcription. This is the ninth...
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Double Helix Study Guide

For Students 6th - 7th
In this "Double Helix" movie worksheet, students watch the movie "Double Helix" and answer twenty-four questions involving the movie, DNA and its characteristics.
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Climbing the Double Helix: DNA Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
With the right DNA lesson plans, students can learn about the structure and function of DNA.
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Bill Nye - Genetics

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology learning exercise, students identify the different discoveries and genetics to complete 12 short answer questions related to the topic.
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DNA Jewelry Models

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students construct a model of DNA to learn DNA structure and decode it to better explain protein synthesis. They also have an actual badge made out of beads of their DNA literacy to wear or use.
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Modeling DNA Structure and DNA Replication

For Students 7th - 9th
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.
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Sci-Fi/Biotech Video Worksheets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students watch two commercial films which portray an historical perspective and possible uses of biotechnology in order to better understand the vocabulary and techniques involved in genetic engineering.

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