DNA Structure and Replication

I wish I was adenine because then I could get paired with U. Awwww. The video explains what DNA is made of and analyzes its structure. Video includes a short pop quiz about base pairs before explaining the differences between RNA and DNA and moves on to the complex process of DNA replication. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Script questions and pause video use the questions to check for understanding
  • Stop video after explanation of base pairs to quickly review and assess student knowledge
Classroom Considerations

Video 10 in a series of 40


  • There is a table of contents if you want to show only a specific segment
  • Short but interesting history of the discovery of DNA

  • The narrator says "Kick ass" in the last few seconds of the video
Common Core