Comparing DNA

What did one chromosome say to the other? Stop copying me! Learners explore the process of gel electrophoresis as a tool for comparing genes. The context focuses on locating a blight resistant gene. This is the eighth in a 10-part series of lessons.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If equipment is not available, substitute a YouTube video as a demonstration
Classroom Considerations

  • Background knowledge should include an understanding of DNA structure, function, and location
  • Lesson builds from the previous lessons in this series and is best used in sequence
Pros

  • Provides detailed teacher notes to aid in lesson presentation
  • Highlights key vocabulary
Cons

  • None
Common Core