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Protein Synthesis

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Support young biologists with synthesizing an understanding of living things with this PowerPoint presentation on proteins. As you move through these slides, your class will learn about the role proteins play in sustaining life and...
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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
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DNA

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your class unravel the mystery of DNA with a comprehensive life science presentation. Slide-by-slide this presentation takes young biologist on an exploration of the structure of DNA, its ability to self-replicate, and common...
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Biochemical Molecules

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Introduce young biologists to the biochemical molecules that make life possible with a comprehensive slide show presentation. After first explaining the processes that join and separate monomers and polymers, this resource goes on to...
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How Do Scars Form?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Most of us have suffered an injury we'd prefer to forget, but lingering scars just won't let us. Watch this video to find out exactly what happens during the healing process that cuases these changes to skin and organ tissue.
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How a Wound Heals Itself

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that the biggest organ in the human body isn't the brain, the liver, or even the lungs? It's the skin. Follow along with this short video as it explores the structure of human skin and its amazing ability to regenerate itself.
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Where Do Genes Come From?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
No, you didn't get your genes from the local clothing store. Learn where they really come from by watching this video as it explores how the genes found in all plants and animals today have arisen over billions of years of mutations from...
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“Y” You’re a Guy - Genetics and Sex Determination Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Young biologists realize that gender determination is just a roll of the genetic dice as they complete this simple, yet effective activity.
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Rain Forest Teaching Curriculum

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Take young naturalists on an exploration of the world's tropical rainforests with this extensive collection of lessons and activities. Whether its creating leaf and flower prints or investigating the absorption spectrum of chlorophyl,...
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Transcription

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Teach young biologists the language of life with this series of worksheets on DNA. By working through these pages, students expand their understanding of genetics as they learn about the process of transcription and the resulting mRNA...
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What is DNA and How Does it Work?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explaining exactly how DNA works to provide genetic information is a complex topic, but it is presented in a clear and engaging way through a five-minute video. Have learners try to explain how DNA works before watching the video, then...
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Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, some tiny creatures show just how quickly natural selection can turn a mutation into an advantageous adaptation. Watch a video about rock pocket mice, who show that one small change can make all...
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Icefish Adaptations

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What adaptations exist in order for icefish to survive the subfreezing temperatures of the Antarctic Ocean? Middle and high schoolers can find out through watching a related 13-minute video and performing a simple investigation to...
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DNA 101: Life's Instruction Manual | UNC-TV Science

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Unravel the DNA molecule in just over a minute! Future geneticists listen and watch a video exploring DNA's structure, function, and the interaction of the genes and proteins that decode and interpret the complex molecule. Scholars...
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The Case of Regulation in Cells

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with...
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From Gene to Protein - Transcription and Translation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners identify the different steps involved in DNA transcription. In this genetics lesson, pupils complete a worksheet and model the translation process with a paper chain activity. They watch a video on sickle cell anemia and explain...