DNA Fingerprinting through a Chemistry Lens
Learners explore DNA and restriction enzymes using fragments of DNA separated by electrophoresis on an agarose gel. They analyze the results to see "whodunit".
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genome: The Secret of How Life Works
What do you have in common with a fruit fly? About 60 percent of your DNA. The resource, divided into two units, is intended for grades four to eight and another for high schoolers. Both units include eight lessons covering the genome as...
4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
DNA Replication: The Cell's Extreme Team Sport
Hey Ligase, what have you been up to? Just making ends meet. Watch a video that uses cartoon graphics to teach DNA replication in a clear and concise manner. It begins with the where and when, then covers helicase, primase, DNA...
8 mins 7th - 12th Science
Tracing Genetic Ancestry Using DNA Microarrays
High school learners read and discuss an article about genetic ancestry and genetic ancestry testing. They complete a paper and pencil activity that mimics the function of a DNA microarray and consider the ethics of genetic testing in...
9th - 12th Science
New Review Marker-Assisted Selection
Want your class to experience selecting for desirable traits in plants firsthand? Learners extract DNA from a peach, use a dye to visualize DNA, and perform gel-electrophoresis to select for genetically-based frost resistance in peach...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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