Rosalind Franklin: DNA's Unsung Hero

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She was robbed! Robbed of her photograph. Robbed of recognition. Robbed of a Nobel prize. Meet Rosalind Franklin, "the woman behind the helix," the DNA double helix, that is, and learn the real story behind the discovery of the structure of DNA.

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  • Have class members investigate other instances of misplaced recognition
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  • Flip the lesson, asking class members to view the video, complete the comprehension check, and research some of the provided links out-of-class saving the discussion for class time

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