Extracting DNA from Peas
For this lab, young scholars carefully mix chemicals that casue the DNA to separate. The purpose of the lab is to make DNA more concrete. Students record thier observations and answer the critacla questions about the lab procedure.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
9th - Higher Ed Science
Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
Modeling Bacterial Transformation
After learning about DNA, young biologists build models of bacteria and plasmids, then simulate the transformation of bacterial DNA. Once the transformation is complete, teams work together to answer some analysis questions and think...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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