Imagining DNA Structure

Let's get a closer look at DNA and other molecular structures. The first lesson in the series of four introduces a variety of imagining techniques that engineers and scientists use to visualize molecular structures. The resource presents the need for imaging techniques and analysis.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Administer a KWL to the class to find out what they know about DNA
  • Find some good 3D images of DNA, proteins, and enzymes to show the class so they can see the three-dimensional structure
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should have a basic understanding of genetics
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The resource contains images to use during the lesson
  • The lesson serves as a springboard into the associated activity
Cons
  • The lesson plan does not provide a clear instructional delivery method
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