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Polymerase Chain Reaction

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Just when things get heated up, they cool down again! Using an animation, a video presentation demonstrates the process of polymerase chain reaction. A narrator describes the temperature changes and the process that ensues as billions of...
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AP: Chapter 20: DNA Technology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This nine-page biotechnology resource contains six pages of questions regarding DNA technology. Questions cover cloning, restriction enzymes, the polymerase chain reaction, different techniques, the human genome project, and more. The...
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More Basic Biotechnology Tools, Sorting & Copying DNA

For Teachers 10th - 12th
You can use these slides to explain the many complicated steps of the Polymerase chain reaction. The diagnostic and forensic uses of gel electrophoresis are detailed. This PowerPoint could be used to communicate facts, and also to prompt...
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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how PCR works through various activities. For this biology lesson, students explain how PCR generate copies of DNA. They simulate the process using an online interactive website.
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More Basic Biotechnology Tools

For Teachers 7th - 12th
You can use these slides to explain the many complicated steps of the Polymerase Chain Reaction. The diagnostic and forensic uses of gel electrophoresis are detailed. This PowerPoint could be used to communicate facts, or to prompt...
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Genetics

For Teachers 10th - 12th
An interesting PowerPoint which provides the main facts, definitions, and terminology necessary for understanding DNA. It also presents summaries of the processes involved with DNA replication and the application of protein isolation and...
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Polymerase Chain Reaction Activity

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explain the importance and function of enzymes. They compare and contrast the processes of DNA replication and polymerase chain reactions. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
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Polymerase Chain Reaction and DNA Profiling

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine DNA fingerprinting and polymerase chain reaction and how they are used in everyday life and for criminal investigations. They discover how these techniques can also be used to answer ecological and evolutionary questions.
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Who Is It?/Who Done It?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students conduct an experiment that allows them to assess individual differences in random DNA sequences and apply those differences when solving a forensic problem. After discussing the polymerase chain reaction and its use to identify...
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Cut-off Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the relationships between different deep-sea organisms by DNA sequencing. A worksheet provides instructions for DNA sequencing and space to work. They simulate gel electrophoresis by cutting out paper "DNA strands." Modeling...
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Molecular Biology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the bacteria at Yellowstone to introduce molecular biology. Scholars learn about the process of genetic engineering and how it has progressed over time, including the identification of the breast cancer genes and the main...
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DNA Profiling Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone loves a good mystery ... can your class actually solve one? Partnered pupils take on the role of forensic investigators during a three-part activity focusing on DNA evidence processing. Learners discover the methods used to...
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Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson Plan 2: PCR and DNA Diagnosis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of the Polymerase Chain Reaction for biologists. They explain what factors make the Polymerase Chain Reaction possible. Students explain the steps in thermocycling and what happens during each step.
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Doggy DNA: The Power of PCR

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students listen as the teacher lectures about Polymerase Chain Reaction, and the technical information about its uses. They collect dog saliva and run/analyze a gel electrophoresis. Students use a computer to integrate information, and...
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How Do We Generate a Large Amount of a Specific DNA Sample?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the Polymerase Chain Reaction technique that is used to create larger amounts of a gene. They watch and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, explore a website, and write a report listing the materials needed to...
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Molecular Mechanism of Synaptic Function

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Neurons don't touch each other, but they still communicate. Observe the process of both electrical and chemical signals used by neurons to share information. Hear exactly what triggers each step of the reaction as you view an animation...
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Unit 2: DNA Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder how they solve those mysterious murders in TV crime dramas? The second of four units in a Biotechnology series introduces scholars to the many methods of DNA analysis. Pupils create and run their own gel electrophoresis...
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The Arizona Hedgehog Cactus: Endangered Species or not?: Biology, Plants

For Teachers All
In this lesson students will study the: "Classification of Echinocereus triglochidiatus and Geographical Ranges of its Varieties." Students read background material and scientific literature to analyze the cactus populations and then...
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Infectious Disease Case Study

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students list the steps an epidemiologist takes to detect a pathogen. They role-play as scientists as they investigate the cause of the outbreak in Japan during 1996.
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West Nile Virus Strikes Again

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the West Nile virus and how it is impacting an American Indian reservation,  In this virus lesson students devise a prevention plan for an Indian reservation to help limit the transfer of the West Nile virus.
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Cutt-Off Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore how gene sequence analysis can be used to examine phylogenetic similarities of different organisms. Students work in groups to simulate a gel electrophoresis separation of fragments using poster board to create...
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Bacteria Aren't All Bad!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Teaching students about the diversity of the Bacteria Kingdoms and their importance to humans
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Cut-Off Genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concept of gene sequence analysis. For this gene lesson, students draw inferences about phylogenetic similarities of different organisms.
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Teaching Biotechnology By Analogies And Models

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explore biotechnology by analogies and models. They read several provided scenarios and answer questions to discover some basic concepts of biotechnology.

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