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DNA Transcription (Basic Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A double helix looks similar to a curled zipper. Viewers see transcription, which appears similar to unzipping the DNA. The basic level of detail works well as an introduction to transcription, RNA, and proteins.
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From Gene to Protein via Transcription and Translation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
DNA carries the codes for creating just the right protein. A well-designed lesson leads pupils through the process from start to finish and everywhere in between. Guiding questions with supporting video help scholars understand the...
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DNA Structure, Function and Replication

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Before a cell replicates, its DNA must replicate. Take advantage of a hands-on guided lesson to teach budding scientists how this happens. Using a set of nucleotide cards, learners become the DNA and work to create matching strands...
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DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get up close and personal with DNA! A two-part hands-on activity has learners extract DNA from a small organism and then their own cheek cells. Scholars then explore DNA replication using questions to guide their analyses.
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Molecular Biology Vocabulary Review Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Getting bored with the typical review strategies? Why not turn it into a game! Learners practice their DNA vocabulary by trying to get their partner to guess the word they're describing. To complicate things a bit, there are words that...
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Triplet Code

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Genetic code for amino acids always uses three letters. The explanation for why it occurs in triplets makes for a brief statistical video. Examples of single and double letter codes prove insufficient for the number of amino acids.
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DNA Transcription (Advanced Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Transcription happens in every cell, including plants, animals, and in all living matter. Observe the process of transcription through a slow and detailed animation of the process. With each step described in detail, viewers comprehend...
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RNA Folding

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't leave genetics to the imagination! Demonstrate to your class the folding of RNA using a video animation. The animation shows the structure of RNA and how it folds on itself to create protein-like structures.
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Translation (Advanced Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who said staying predictable is a bad thing? Translation follows a predictable four-step process. Scholars view a summary of each step with a breakdown of every detail, then examine different functions, highlighted with different colors,...
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Sickle Cell Anemia

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most common blood disorder in the United States, sickle cell impacts more than 70,000 Americans. Understanding the genetic coding that leads to this disease might one day help scientists prevent it altogether. Using a promising...
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Translation (Basic Detail)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
RNA translates three letters at a time to create a perfect protein chain. With the help of an animation, viewers discover the process of translation in real time. From ribosome to protein, the program creating living things finds...
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Lactose Digestion in Infants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Milk meets every single nutritional need for a baby in the first six months of life. Observe how an infant's small intestine breaks milk lactose down into a usable form of nutrition. With the help of an animation, viewers see the process...
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BCR-ABL: Cancer Protein Structure and Function

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists discover treatments for cancer? A presentation and accompanying worksheet explain how one cancer spreads and a theory of how to stop it. It details the trials and relapses after using the medication. Scholars learn...
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Macromolecules Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This game isn't playing around! Scholars test their macromolecule skills through an interactive Jeopardy-style activity. As point values increase, so does the rigor of the questions, which cover types of bonding and structure of...
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The Chemical Structure of DNA

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
DNA follows specific rules when it comes to structure and pairings. Understand what DNA looks like, how it builds itself, and some of the rules that limit it. Individuals view animations showing details not observable under a microscope...
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Explore Your Inner Animals

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Human bodies prove evolution thanks to our genes, bones, and more. Learning about specific body parts and how they evolved from other species helps individuals better understand the transition species that helped us become who we are today.
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Structure and Function of Cells, Organs and Organ Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The function of a cell determines the shape and structure of the cell. An inquiry-based activity explores the different functions and shapes of cells. They make connections between these two characteristics and develop conclusions about...
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Introduction to the Functions of Proteins and DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring the idea of DNA and proteins to life! They are not just abstract concepts, but rather important components of body structures. A series of lessons help scholars make connections to DNA and the proteins that create them. Using...
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Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Biotechnology is big! Introduce the uses of biotechnology to science scholars with a fascinating, fact-filled unit. The first installment in a series of four biotechnology units covers the role biotechnology plays in human and...
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Unit 3: Genetic Variation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when genes change? Junior genetic investigators examine the effects of mutation in the third unit of a four-part Biotechnology series. Individuals discover the types of mutations through a series of PowerPoints, then partner...
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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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Structure and Function of Telomeres

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Curing cancer or finding the fountain of youth—the answer may be understanding the structure and function of telomeres. The relationship of telomeres to both aging and cancer have triggered aggressive research. A thorough lesson...
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The Proteasome and Protein Regulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is a proteasome? Like tiny trash compactors inside cells, proteasomes turn worn-out proteins into reusable amino acids! Explore the topic with a presentation and embedded simulations. The resource includes a teacher's reference and...
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Human Skin Color: Evidence for Selection

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Skin color is controlled by at least six genes. Young scientists learn about skin colors through a documentary. They discuss the topics of pigment, natural selection, and vitamin D absorption. They apply their knowledge to higher order...