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TeachEngineering: Engineering Nature - DNA Visualization and Manipulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two lessons teach young biomedical engineers and biologists how it is possible to visualize complex biomolecule structures. In the first lesson, scholars research specific imaging technologies, and in the second, they learn about...
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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
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...
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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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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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Double Helix Study Guide

For Students 6th - 7th
For 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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DNA Structure

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Stop animation helps Jeremy describe the components of the Double Helix structure of DNA. This is actually a very informative clip which will make explaining the nature of DNA easy to understand.
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DNA's Discovery and Structure

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The history of our understanding of the DNA molecule is surveyed through the first half of this presentation. Once Watson and Crick are introduced, the focus shifts gears to the double-helix structure of the DNA molecule. That is all...
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Let Me See Your Double Helix…

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Math and science come together in a unit about genetics and cell biology. Middle schoolers learn about the whorls of their hair and the dimples in their cheeks with hands-on activities, online projects, and collaborative assignments...
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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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For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the structure of DNA and build a model. In this DNA lesson plan, students complete a chart with the molecules that make up both DNA and RNA nucleotides. Students draw and color pieces of the molecule such as the hydrogen...
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The DNA Molecule Is Shaped like a Twisted Ladder

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the first models of DNA appeared to be a triple helix. Young scientists learn about the many scientists who worked to find the shape of DNA. They observe multiple models, tests, and experiments to understand the conclusions. An...
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Concept Mapping: Discovery of DNA Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
Sometimes a graphic organizer really helps learners grasp related concepts. On this short and simple worksheet, biology learners complete a concept map that encompasses the history of our understanding of DNA structure as well as the...
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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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For Students 10th - 12th
The picture of the DNA double helix provides a logical start to describing how the base pairs match up and how the order codes for a chain of protein molecules. Three billion of these base pairs code for any protein present in your body....
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Nucleic Acids: information storage

For Teachers 9th - 11th
This sequence of slides covers each main macromolecule that is involved with human structure and function. The history of nucleotide research and the way that they are formed is summarized, a diagram accompanies the explanation. The main...
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Extracting DNA from Your Cells

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Three steps are needed to extract DNA from learners' inner cheek cells. The procedure and reasons for each step are explained. As enzymes work on the cells, a series of questions are answered regarding the structure of the DNA molecule....
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DNA Transcription (Basic Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A double helix looks similar to a curled zipper. Viewers see transcription, which appears similar to unzipping the DNA. The basic level of detail works well as an introduction to transcription, RNA, and proteins.
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Directed Reading Section: The Structure of DNA

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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The Double Helix

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this DNA worksheet, students color in the parts of a DNA double-helix structure, which includes the base pairs and hydrogen bonds.
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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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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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The Structure of DNA

For Students 8th - 11th
In this structure of DNA worksheet, students answer several short answer questions applying knowledge about the structure of DNA. Students also match the description to the correct terms.
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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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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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