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 polymerase, and ligase, before ending with the leading and lagging strands. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Play the DNA game found at the attached link after watching the video
  • Print handouts from the publisher's website to go along with the video
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson best fits as an introduction to DNA replication
  • The tenth video in a series of 33
Pros

  • Authors monitor comments for language
  • Video works well in a traditional or flipped classroom
Cons

  • None