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66 resources with the concept dna molecule

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NOVA RNA Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn the differences between RNA and DNA through discussion, virtual labs, worksheets, and video quizzes. They build their knowledge of molecular biology with support from video clips and handouts.
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The RNA Enigma

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Folding a fitted sheet seems impossible, but folding RNA seems like a game. Viewers learn how they can help scientists prevent or cure diseases. It emphasizes the need for human help because computers struggle with these puzzles.
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RNA VirtuaLab Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Molecular engineers play with RNA to develop new therapies that could save lives. Young scientists fold RNA into specific shapes using the pairing rules. They apply knowledge about the relative strength of bonds and shape-shifting RNA...
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Berries...With a Side of DNA? (High School)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is DNA still present after picking fruit or cooking vegetables? Biology scholars extract and collect DNA strands in an impactful lab. Working groups prepare their samples and compare their results to negative and positive standard...
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Putting DNA to Work

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is in every molecule of every known living organism and many viruses. Wouldn't it be great if we could make DNA work to solve crimes and cure diseases? An exciting virtual field trip encourages...
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Make a Model of DNA

For Students 7th - 12th
Clever! Here is a pattern for a 3' segment of the DNA molecule. Individuals color each nucleotide an assigned color. Then they cut out the pattern and attach the pieces to each other. Finally, they locate a partner in the classroom with...
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The Watson-Crick Model of DNA Structure

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Junior geneticists construct models of DNA to discover sequencing and pairing of nucleotides. They use the models to simulate protein synthesis and then translate the codes into physical traits. Finally, they use the traits to create a...
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Nucleic Acids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A lively presentation presents general facts and history of nucleic acids in a note-taking format. Every slide contains colorful photos or graphics to illuminate and engage. Biology aces learn about the function and structure of these...
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Polymerase Chain Reaction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just when things get heated up, they cool down again! Using an animation, a video presentation demonstrates the process of polymerase chain reaction. A narrator describes the temperature changes and the process that ensues as billions of...
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DNA Replication (Advanced Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't leave anything to the imagination! Use an animation to demonstrate the replication of DNA. The animation shows how the double helix separates and then begins copying nucleotides to create a copy.
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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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The Structure of DNA

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that all life on Earth has DNA? Explore the importance of the molecule by learning about its structure. The unique DNA shape, bases, and bonds allow the incredible diversity seen all over the world.
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Unit 2: DNA Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how they solve those mysterious murders in TV crime dramas? The second of four units in a Biotechnology series introduces scholars to the many methods of DNA analysis. Pupils create and run their own gel electrophoresis...
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Seeing Single Molecules Move

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Seeing is believing! Viewers observe the latest in technology—the ability to watch as a protein molecule searches for the appropriate binding site on a DNA molecule! A short video follows transcription factors SOX2 and OCT4 in their...
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Extracting DNA from Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help! Someone's trying to take my DNA! An interesting lab experiment has scholars use basic materials to extract DNA. By applying ethanol, cold water, and a protease enzyme, like pineapple juice, they pull strands of DNA from peas,...
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Virtual Lab: DNA Binding Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do the bases in DNA pair up the way they do? Unravel the mystery of the double helix in a virtual lab. Young scientists follow in the footsteps of Watson and Crick to determine the free energy associated with DNA base pair binding....
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DNA, Chromosomes, Genes, and Traits: An Intro to Heredity

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Chromosomes, genes, traits ... how are they all related? A short video introduces the many factors involved in heredity. Junior geneticists explore the transfer of chromosomes from parents to offspring, the proteins created by base pair...
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Gel Electrophoresis

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how scientists determine how animals are related, or who is guilty of a crime? Discover gel electrophoresis in an easy-to-understand video from a fun biology playlist. Topics include how restriction enzymes create segments of...
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Building with Biology

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Seeing is believing! Bring DNA to life for young biologists using a simple extraction lab. Individuals extract the DNA from wheat germ, then place it in a microcentrifuge tube for observation. They thread yarn or other material through...
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What Is DNA Structure?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does DNA work? Young geneticists see how function follows form with a video from Socratica's playlist that explores biology. The narrator pulls apart the double helix and describes each portion, discusses Chargaff's rule, and...
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DNA: The Double Helix

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Picture a double helix as a twisted ladder. Scholars see this image through a simulation that allows young scientists to observe a small fragment of DNA in many different formats. They compare the models, colors, bonds, and strands as...
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Case of the Crown Jewels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your biology class crack the Case of the Crown Jewels? Junior forensics experts try their hands at DNA restriction analysis in an exciting lab activity. The lesson introduces the concept of restriction analysis, teaches pipetting and...
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Berries...With a Side of DNA?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sometimes science lab can be ... delicious! Middle school science scholars extract DNA from strawberries and other fruits in an engaging lab activity. The teacher's guide includes pacing, materials list, and worksheets with answer keys.
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DNA Structure: Gumdrop Modeling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
DNA molecules hold the secrets that make us unique. The fourth of 12 lessons explores the structure of DNA by building candy models. After building the models, young scientists break their models to begin the process of DNA replication....