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181 resources with the concept rna

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Where Did Viruses Come From?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When did things start going viral? Travel back through eons of history and learn about the origins of viruses. Part of a larger series, the lesson discusses what scientists already know and how they study viruses. The video also details...
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Virus Wars

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Unending war, battles on every front, increasing offenses and defenses as the sides adjust to each other ... these phrases describe your body fighting viruses. From a common cold to deadly Ebola, cells adjust and defend life themselves....
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Protein Synthesis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The smallest man-made factory measures less than 400 square feet. The smallest nature-made factory is inside your body. An engaging video describes the factory inside your cells. The narrator details transcription and translation along...
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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 Origin of Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe RNA is the origin of all life on Earth, carrying genetic information long before DNA developed. Viewers comprehend this idea as they learn the functions of RNA, DNA, and proteins. Evolution of RNA, cells, molecules,...
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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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The Monster Mash

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists create monsters by applying their knowledge of transcription and translation. They randomly find the DNA, assign it a codon, and build monsters piece by piece. 
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The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
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Human Genome

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Welcome to the complex biological story that is our life. Great visual imagery zooms in on the dissection of a DNA double helix in our body. What happens with RNA? Where do amino acids come in? This resource explores our inner workings...
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Nucleic Acids ~ Information Storage and Energy Transfer

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
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...
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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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Nucleic Acids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A concise and instructive presentation on nucleic acids will be a valuable teaching tool in your chemistry or biology classes. Beautiful diagrams clarify the structure of nucleotides in DNA and RNA and the double helix arrangement of the...
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Viral Replication

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explain how viruses use the lytic and lysogenic cycles with an explanatory video. The resource also describes retroviruses and the virulence of bacteria. 
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Biological Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on macro-molecules including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A video explains which are monomers, which form polymers, and the process of changing from one to the other. It also covers the characteristics of...
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Gene Therapy Patient Education

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What important aspects of gene therapy should patients understand? Part four of the six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? module challenges scholars to create brochures or posters to explain gene therapy and its process, challenges,...
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DNA and RNA, A Nucleic Acid Primer!

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
Every single cell in the human body is packed with genetic material! A video presentation provides a thorough overview of the components of this genetic material. An engaging instructor defines DNA and RNA and discusses its structure and...
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Positions, Beliefs and Values

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do values shape people's thinking? Scholars explore their positions, beliefs, and values about gene therapy in part five of the six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage? module. They work through statements and determine if they...
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Viruses and the Common Cold!

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
What do you really know about the common cold? Introduce learners to viruses, their components, and how they use host cells to replicate and infect more cells. Pupils identify the type of virus that causes the common cold and get...
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How Do Fibers Form?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The proteins inside a cell determine the shape of the cell. While most red blood cells have a circular shape, those with sickle cell take the shape of a sickle. This change in shape causes multiple issues in the system. Scholars solve...
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Living Things Share Common Genes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Everything evolved from a common ancestor, but how did modern plants and animals develop so many more genes? Scholars use an online interactive to learn about the process. They begin to understand common genes with an animation, multiple...
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RNA Was the First Genetic Molecule

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can organic molecules come from a pre-biotic environment? Stanley Lloyd Miller proved it is possible when exactly the right conditions exist. Learn about his experiment and the other experiments later building off of it that changed the...
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Some Viruses Store Genetic Information in RNA

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can a high school program alter the entire course of your life? David Baltimore and Howard Temin participated in high school programs working in research laboratories and went on to win the 1975 Nobel Prize. Learn about these two...
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The RNA Message Is Sometimes Edited

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 1993, Phillip Sharp and Richard Roberts won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of split gene theory. Learn about the breakthrough with the help of an online interactive. Hear both scientists explain it in their own words, watch an...