Genetics Edited: Translation and Review
Students complete a short review on the relationship between RNA and DNA. As a class, they take notes on the processes of translation and identify examples. To end the lesson, they complete a genetic code worksheet and share their answers.
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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
DNA, Hot Pockets, and the Longest Word Ever
Show learners how DNA transcription works with a video that details the step-by-step instructions required to copy genes, and how cells follow those instructions, via translation, to produce proteins and enzymes that help build further...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
Are you a non-ELA teacher looking to incorporate literacy skills and assignments into your curriculum? A lesson plan and its included worksheets are a great starting point for a unit on genetics. Although the lesson was originally...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed