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Transcription of DNA to RNA: Making mRNA

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Transcription means a written copy but how can DNA write a message? The video explains transcription and translation as they relate to DNA and RNA. Then in the interactive, scholars practice base pairing and answer analysis questions...
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DNA Structure: Gumdrop Modeling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
DNA molecules hold the secrets that make us unique. The fourth of 12 lessons explores the structure of DNA by building candy models. After building the models, young scientists break their models to begin the process of DNA replication....
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DNA The Blueprint of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Engage learners with an intriguing presentation on DNA and its role in organisms. Individuals see its structure, what genes are, how the code works, and then explore DNA replication. For advanced classes, the presentation introduces...
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Imagining DNA Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's get a closer look at DNA and other molecular structures. The first lesson in the series of four introduces a variety of imagining techniques that engineers and scientists use to visualize molecular structures. The resource presents...
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DNA Fingerprinting

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The chances of a DNA mismatch occurring in DNA fingerprinting is one in a billion. Here learners see how using the differences in people's DNA, specifically Short Tandem Repeats (STRs), cutting them out using restriction enzymes, and...
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Essential Characteristics of Life are Conserved

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans' entire DNA sequence would fill two hundred 1,000-page telephone books. In the video, the instructor discusses the essential characteristics of all life - genetic code, the central dogma, and shared metabolic pathways. Scholars...
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Inside the DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Get your class to take a closer look at DNA. Pupils conduct research to determine the methods used by scientists to analyze the molecular structure of DNA. The class members investigate different types of molecular imaging along with gel...
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What is DNA?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Transcription and Translation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
AAG-CCT-GAA: Can somebody translate this for me? A video demonstrates how transcribing and translating DNA is similar to reading a cookbook to make a meal. Scholars walk through the steps of transcription, converting genes to mRNA. Video...
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DNA Structure and Replication

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
I wish I was adenine because then I could get paired with U. Awwww. The video explains what DNA is made of and analyzes its structure. Video includes a short pop quiz about base pairs before explaining the differences between RNA and DNA...
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Cells Communicate: Play-by-Play

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Follow along with the video, The Fight or Flight Response: An Example of Cell Communication, with a time-stamped reference sheet that highlights important information.    
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Osmosis and Tonicity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does your class get confused when discussing osmosis and tonicity? Explore the relationship between osmosis and tonicity to further differentiate between the two processes. The lesson concludes with a class-led discussion about the topic.
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Channel Proteins

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Provide your class with a simple explanation of channel protein movement. Pupils view a short video segment and explore how channel proteins move ions across a plasma membrane. They conclude the lesson with a short discussion of cell...
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The Endomembrane System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Has your class wondered about the eccentricities of the endomembrane system? A video segment helps pupils investigate the nuclear membrane, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi apparatus. 
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Features of Eukaryotic Cells

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between plant and animal cells? Explore their details as your class views the short video segment. They compare the features of plant and animal cells including the nucleus, nucleolus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi...
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A Dichotomous Key of Virginia’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your class correctly classify plant species? Individuals explore native plants of the local environment and correctly classify them into their respective categories. They investigate differences in the plants and discuss similarities...
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Natural Selection

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wondered what would happen if the Earth changed significantly? Explore this question and others with your class as they investigate microbial selection. Individuals use varying sizes of beans to conduct an experiment to demonstrate...
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Is It Clean or Just Unseen? Dirty Water and the Naked Eye

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How dirty is the water you consume? Pupils investigate a contaminated water source to determine the bacterial cell count. They participate in a discussion once results are obtained and relate this to drinking water and health safety.
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Plant and Animal Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Incorporate multiple facets of the cell into your next high school lab! Through an introduction to cell organelles, class members observe each cell type and draw visuals to further demonstrate understanding of cellular processes in both...
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Biotechnological Issues and Bioethics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Culminate a bioethics unit with the implementation of a lesson that incorporates the Socratic method to encourage class feedback and participation. Pupils participate in a discussion on bioethics and morality, complete a writing seminar,...
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Passing Traits to Offspring

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes each one of us unique? Lead your class in this exciting and educational activity as you uncover traits that show how each individual is different from another. Pupils explore facts about DNA technology and predict the...
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Classification of Organisms

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Searching for the perfect indoor/outdoor activity that allows class members the opportunity to learn about organism classification? Here, pupils research organisms and categorize them according to domain and kingdom over the course of...
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The Science of Diving

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce gas laws using the popular topic of SCUBA diving. This activity makes a connection between the gas laws and the effect of pressure and temperature changes during diving. Young engineers complete introductory experiments to...
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Osmosis and Dialysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you engage pupils in a discussion about osmosis without leaving them overwhelmed? By providing them with the tools to perform an exciting experiment, and they will see osmosis in action! Young chemists and biologists use a potato...