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Students examine the concept of protein structure. They read an article, construct a three-dimensional model of an insulin protein, take a quiz, conduct Internet research, and answer discussion questions.
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Cells, Genetics, and Biotechnology
For scholars tired of reading the textbook, this unit includes nine hands-on lessons. Through group work, lab activities, experiments, and even one inquiry-based lesson, scholars apply knowledge about cells, genetics, and biotechnology....
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Professional Antigen Presenting Cells (APC) and MHC II complexes
Again Sal starts off this presentation with a review of the types of pathogen responses by phagocytes. He explains the categorization and logic behind the antigen proteins and MHC class 2 molecules which are presented by some phagocytes...
12 mins 10th - 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
Problem Solving: Dots, Symbols, Words and Proteins
Students use symbols and dots to investigate the amino acids in a protein. In this problem solving lesson plan, students use dots and symbolic analogies to solve problems using the IDEAL problem solving method which includes identifying...
9th - 11th Science
The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans
Sickle cell disease only occurs when both parents contribute the trait, and mostly in those of African descent. Where did it come from? How did it evolve? Tony Allison, a molecular biologist, noticed a connection between sickle cell and...
14 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Designed