Teaching the Chemical and Structural Properties of DNA
Young scholars work together to answer questions about DNA. They identify where DNA is found and its function in the cell. They note any physical similarities they have with their family members
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Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Molecules and Fuel Cell Technology
A fuel cell is where the jailer keeps gas guzzlers. Scholars review chemical reactions, chemical bonds, and chemical structure in order to apply these concepts. Participants construct fuel cell kits, using electrolysis to run the car and...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chemical Properties Investigation
This lesson demonstrates differentiated instruction at its best. Over the course of 2-3 class periods, young chemists have the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of metals and their chemical properties from a variety of...
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Twisting Tale of DNA
Introduce biology classes to the structure of DNA, the role of genes, and how mutations occur with this nifty resource. After viewing an animated video, discuss the accompanying Think questions and then explore the myriad of additional...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable