Get up close and personal with DNA! A two-part hands-on activity has learners extract DNA from a small organism and then their own cheek cells. Scholars then explore DNA replication using questions to guide their analyses.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the learning goals to create an assessment to follow the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to gather and prepare the necessary materials prior to the lesson
  • Pupils should have a basic understanding of the structure of proteins prior to the activity

  • Highlights and defines all new vocabulary
  • Teacher guide provides helpful tips to plan for instruction

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