Coding Sequences in DNA

The purpose of 75% of the human genome letters is still unknown. Is it unnecessary information or does it have a key to important information in human genetics? The lesson animation is a visual reference to the massive amount of information stored in our DNA, and pupils learn firsthand its known functions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners develop their own model of what three billion looks like
  • Calculate the number of letters dedicated to proteins and genes
Classroom Considerations

  • Meant as an introduction to the human genome

  • Author provides a series of videos on genetics
  • Emphasizes strong scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson

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