Secret of Life

Explore how DNA, genes, and proteins are tied together to make life. Scholars learn about the central dogma, connecting DNA, which is inherited, to RNA and then to proteins, all which make the diversity of life today. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Very short video to include when first covering genes or when introducing the central dogma of biology
  • Have scholars further research the central dogma and present findings to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Needs are a computer, Internet access, and a way to project the video
  • Video 25 in a series of 31
Pros

  • Great analogy of a recipe to make pizza being similar to DNA/RNA making proteins
  • Simple explanation of the central dogma of biology
  • Includes link to other related videos at 4:00
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS