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529 resources with the keyterm dna

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The Double Helix: The Alphabet of the Human Genome

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the concept of The Human Genome Project and conduct research using the internet and other resources. The information is used in order to create the context for class activities and discussion. The instructional...
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DNA Recombination II

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students model recombination in DNA. They color the DNA sample and cut it out. Students use their "restriction enzymes" to cut the DNA into specific fragments. They separate the fragments using the "gel electrotrophoresis." Students...
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Cell Structure and DNA

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify, locate and describe the function of the parts of a cell. In groups, they state the five stages of mitosis and put them in the correct order. They are introduced to the structure of DNA and mRNA and how they...
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iDNAvestigation Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate DNA Fingerprinting techniques and applications. They participate in a scenario to analyze blood to discover who shattered a plexiglass backboards. In addition, they explain why the DNA fingerprint of blood from the...
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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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The Code of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study genes, DNA and medical research. They watch "The Code of Life" video and answer discussion questions regarding the transcription and translation of DNA and how errors in these processes and mutations in DNA can produce...
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Whose DNA Is That?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the use of technology in order to identify different sequences of amino acids by using online web tools. They enhance problem solving skills with amino acid identification skills and strengthening comfort with using...
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DNA Isolation

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students use scientific methods to investigate the concept of DNA. They observe the DNA of human cheek cells. This is done with the use of a lab experience. Students record their observations and reflect upon on how each organism is...
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Biotechnology

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students analyze the iimpact of biotechnology. They discuss genetically altered foods and the term biotechnology. They research websites and discuss terms related to genes, cells, DNA, and cloning. They write reports to investigate...
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Find the Index Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the tracking of viral diseases. They view experiments that compare the genome of the virus known to cause the disease from different areas. Students analyze how these scientists try to figure out the relationships...
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Science: Designer genes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engineer new organisms using biotechnology. In small groups, they write procedures, list benefits and drawbacks, and explain how their new organism might affect the environment. After creating their new organisms, they...
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DNA Replication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct a 3-D model of DNA. They demonstrate an awareness of base pairs in written work and in a model. Students model DNA replication using edible materials. They record concluding thoughts in their science notebooks.
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Extracting DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore DNA, genes, chromosomes and the chemicals that make up DNA. They research Internet resources to develop their knowledge of DNA. They conduct an experiment to separate DNA from peas and create a poster that they can use...
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DNA-a Molecular Identity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore about what DNA is and several different DNA typing techniques. They examine three different situations where DNA typing was used to carry out justice. Students also identify and evaluate different uses of DNA typing...
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Build an Electrophoresis Chamber

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore electrophoresis, a technique used to isolate DNA. They assemble a gel chamber for separating mixtures. Students observe separation influenced by electric charge. They define separation through gel electrophoresis.
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Comparison of Four-, Six-, And Eight-bp Cuts in Calf Thymus Dna

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the use of restriction enzymes to recognize a four-, six-, and eight-nucleotide sequence. They utilize restrictive endonucleases to cut Thymus DNA and compare results by viewing the DNA fragments on Agarose Gel...
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Creative Ways To Teach Evolutionary Concepts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore evolutionary concepts in cartoons and lab activities. They describe and explain evolutionary concepts featured in a cartoon and participate in laboratory activities.
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A Lab Trilogy for Beginning Biology Teachers

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students are able to explain their models to other students and to their parents. Then students like to decorate the room by hanging the models or constructing mobiles of a number of models.
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Extraction of DNA from Onion

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study DNA by isolating it from plant tissue. They determine the purpose of each step in the isolation procedure as it relates to the physical and biochemical characteristics of the genetic material
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Job Hiring...Who's the best candidate?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students, working in teams, assume they are the newly hired research director of a biotech firm interviewing the top two candidates for the position of research scientist. They evaluate the candidates and decide who should be hired based...
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Martian Mummies

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students participate in "Raiders of the Future", a role play about futuristic scientists sending a spaceship to Mars for research and exploration. They collect geological samples for analysis, discover the ruins of an ancient...
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DNA Fingerprinting with Restriction Enzymes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will illustrate how restriction enzymes work by piecing together parts of a puzzle. Then they apply this knowledge to help them analyze genetic evidence from the scene of a crime as well as to help them comprehend how a DNA...
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DNA Extraction Laboratory Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will visualize how DNA is extracted from cells by performing a simple laboratory experiment. They will then use this knowledge to further understand how scientists are using DNA extraction to try to clone human cells, and to...
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Genetic Engineering

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students will apply their knowledge acquired from two guest speakers to writing a three hundred-word essay on either the pros or cons of genetic engineering. They will try to persuade the reader of their essays to agree with their stance...