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How Big Is A Gene?

Students use a concrete model to demonstrate the size of a bacterial chromosome. Through experimentation, groups distinguish between the size of a bacterial chromosome and a gene. As a class, they explain how DNA is twisted to shorten the length of the molecule.

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6th - 12th
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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