What is DNA?

Who is DNA and why does everyone think she has all the answers? A video instructor explains and shows pupils the structure of DNA and its major parts. Nitrogenous bases, phosphates, backbones, 3 prime and 5 prime, and nucleotides are some of the vocabulary the instructors explains. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Video best fits as introduction to genetics, shown before any other video in the series
  • Give scholars time to record definitions, take notes, ask questions, and process information presented
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes viewers understand carbon chains 
  • To use the resource, you must have a computer, access to the Internet, and a way to project the video
  • Video 29 in a series of 31
Pros

  • Contains high-quality animations and diagrams
  • Video provides closed captioning for those who have a hard time with English
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS