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The Tests of Fluids for Excess Glucose, Amino Acids and Salicyclic Acid

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners test fluids for amino acids, glucose and salicyclic acid. In this chemistry indicators lesson plan, students use chromatography paper, Benedicts solution and iron chloride to test solutions for amino acids, glucose, and...
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Amino Acids

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore what amino acids are, their history and how they are used in technology.  In this protein activity students identify the properties of proteins and amino acids.
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Growing Barley and Detecting the Presence of Amino Acids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students produce the greatest mass of plant material possible for 100 seeds of barley, and detect amino acids in barley plant material. They develop rules for the investigation, conduct the experiment, and prepare a computer spreadsheet...
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Biochemical Evidence for Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the amino acid sequences of vertebrates. In this biochemical evidence for evolution lesson plan, students compare the number of matching and non-matching amino acids in chimpanzees, fish and mice. They construct a...
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Proteins from Plants to People

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a scientific activity to identify the building blocks for proteins (amino acids) that are needed to grow. They identify foods that contain proteins, how they are digested and rearrange the building blocks. They...
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Who Stole My Salad?

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders study DNA and RNA sequences and transcribe then into amino acids.  For this investigative lesson students research the Internet to find related proteins to amino acids.
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Using Thin Layer Chromatography To Identify amino Acids In Solution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students will work in groups to design and conduct an experiment to identify amino acids found in an unknown solution. This lesson plan is taught in three sections: (1) Introduction to chromatography (2) Experimental design session (3)...
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Molecular Sequences & Primate Evolution: Amino Acids, Hemoglobins in Evolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students compare differences in amino acids in the beta hemoglobin from representative primates, complete a matrix of those differences, and from these data, construct and interpret cladograms as they reflect relationships and timing of...
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Miller-Urey Experiment Amino Acids & The Origins of Life on Earth

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students study the Miller-Urey Experiment including its history and criticism.  In this origins of life lesson students repeat this experiment to see how it works.
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Vitamin C

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemistry pupils titrate vitamin C with indophenol indicator. They determine the amount of vitamin C in a variety of fruit juices and conduct qualitative analysis. This is an outstanding lesson for high school chemists when studying...
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Denaturing Proteins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate how to denature proteins. In this denaturing protein lesson plan, students explore the different ways to denature proteins in the lab. They use heat, acids and bases, organic compounds and heavy metals to denature...
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Modeling Protein Structure

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine amino acids and discuss the properties of side chains.  In this proteins instructional activity students demonstrate the foldings of peptides.
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Transcription and Translation Lab Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate DNA strands. They study the sequence to determine if it is DNA or RNA and write the mRNA nucleotide sequence. After stringing the beads together to create the mRNA sequence they translate it into an amino acid...
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Auxin: Indole-3-Acetic Acid

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars identify auxins from their structural formulas. They understand the process of refluxing in chemical synthesis. Students perform thin layer chromatography using silica gel plates to differentiate chemical substances.
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Birth of the Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the major events that have taken place in the Earth's development.  In this Earth lesson students view a video and put major events in chronological order. 
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DNA Dry Lab

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars use a DNA strand to identify the component parts. They discuss an RNA molecule, protein fragments, and nucleotides. They explore how the order of nucleotides determines the order of amino acids in proteins.
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Secret Codes

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students practice writing and decoding secret messages before discussing DNA and its role as a code for making proteins. They translate DNA into RNA and identify the sequence of amino acids to find a secret message. An interactive...
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DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers apply the rules of complementary base pairing to finding the complementary sequence to a given strand of DNA. After extensive researching, the also find the amino acid sequence encoded by a given strand of DNA.
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Sequence Alignment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the uses of sequence alignment.  In this DNA lesson students complete several experiments on sequencing and algorithms. 
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The Making of Macromolecules

For Students 7th - 12th
Compare and contrast macromolecules made from the same elements. Young scholars learn how the structure of a molecule has as much influence on a compound as the elements in the molecule. They experiment with molecular model kits to...
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A Scientific Investigation – What Types of Food Contain Starch and Protein?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, as they say! Are you more starch or more protein? Young scholars use their knowledge of each component to test different foods for their content. Using multiple indicators, individuals describe the protein and...
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The Cytochrome-C Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars examine a method biologists use to try to determine relationships. They examine how amino acid sequences have been determined for a number of proteins, and how scientists can make inferences about DNA based on the amino...
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DNA Extraction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in DNA extraction. In this DNA extraction lesson, students explore methods of DNA extraction. Students perform an experiment to extract DNA from living tissue.
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Understanding of the Structure of an Amino Group

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review the characteristics of acids and bases. They examine the structure of an amino group and compare amines to ammonia. They work together to develop the concent of polymerization.

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