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DNA Blueprint for Life

Did you know that meat tenderizers contain DNA cutting enzimes? Did you know that you can isolate your own DNA? Or the DNA of fruit? Explore with your learners the DNA world with a series of experiments using readily available materials like dish soap, salt, and fruit. Using the provided worksheet, class members record the results of their experiments. The richly detailed resource includes step-by-step directions for the experiments and a vocabulary list.

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CCSS: Designed
Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Included Materials

  • Vocabulary

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