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922 resources with the concept dna

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The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
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Great Minds: Rosalind Franklin

For Students 9th - 12th
The first person to discover the structure of DNA is not the person who won the Nobel prize for the discovery. While we know Rosalind Franklin was the first to discover the structure of DNA, her work was shared with others who went on to...
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Biological Molecules

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Focus on macro-molecules including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. A video explains which are monomers, which form polymers, and the process of changing from one to the other. It also covers the characteristics of...
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Viruses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Germs, parasites, and viruses, oh my! Facilitate a lesson plan on viruses as individuals explore functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. They learn how viruses compare with other organisms in nature and how they contribute to health...
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A Whole New World of DNA and Proteins

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Lead your young scientists into an exciting world as they participate in a role play and experiment focused on proteins and DNA. After researching the Central Dogma of Biology, individuals or groups participate in a classroom slide...
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Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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What Happens When Your DNA Is Damaged?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that your DNA can be damaged tens of thousands of times per day? Learn about the ways that damage to just one strand of your DNA can be fixed, or in extreme examples, result in genetic mutation such as cancer. 
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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take a trip with Watson and Crick as they struggle to determine the structure of the DNA molecule. In this beautiful documentary, biology students learn the history of this revolutionary discovery, and even hear from James Watson...
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
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The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Adaptations must be made as environments change. This fabulous presentation features Icelandic icefish, a transparent, scaleless specimen that even has colorless blood. Genetics and adaptations concepts are explored as scientists study...
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Human Genome

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Welcome to the complex biological story that is our life. Great visual imagery zooms in on the dissection of a DNA double helix in our body. What happens with RNA? Where do amino acids come in? This resource explores our inner workings...
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What is DNA?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What exactly is DNA? How is it formed? What is its purpose? Mr. Anderson explains the basics of DNA using visual information, clear lecture style descriptions, and his own unique flare. Tip: After lecture send home this video to provide...
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A Tour of the Cell

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are explained and the parts of each are highlighted. Discover the major organelles found in an animal cell and each of their functions. Paul Andersen does an excellent job once...
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Genetics 101 Part 3: Where do Your Genes Come From?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
These aren't the type of jeans you can buy at a local store! Help your class understand what determines if you're a girl or a boy. Show this cartoon representation of how a male and a female's chromosomes shuffle, divide, and recombine...
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Genetics 101 Part 2: What are SNPs?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
If humans share over 99% of the same chromosomes, how are we different? There are 10 million SNPs in the human genome, accounting for most of our genetic differences. Watch this short clip to introduce your learners to SNPs, or single...
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Journey Inside the Cell

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Take a close up look at the replication of DNA and protein synthesis with this animated clip. The process is described in detail for your biologists. Utilize technology in order to see the inner workings of the cell.
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Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, Part 5 of 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part five of the 13-part series begins with a refutable argument stating that genetically, the ancient people of Australia were populated by the first African ancestors. Spencer Wells travels to India to find the link that bridges...
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High-Tech Food: Science in Your Shopping Cart

For Teachers 7th
Kids are given a lot to think about, as they delve into the world of high-tech foods. They discuss GMOs, biotechnology, food enhancements and domestication. They view videos, engage in class discussions, complete worksheets, and learn...
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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to...
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More Mutations

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
"More Mutations" has more quality packed into one worksheet than most. Junior geneticists are queried about different types of mutations, mutagens, changes in DNA sequences, and more. Space is provided for them to write their answers...
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Make a Model of DNA

For Students 7th - 12th
Clever! Here is a pattern for a 3' segment of the DNA molecule. Individuals color each nucleotide an assigned color. Then they cut out the pattern and attach the pieces to each other. Finally, they locate a partner in the classroom with...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...