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530 resources with the keyterm dna

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Genetic Engineering

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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The Cloning of Plasmid and Spinach DNA

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners will first extract genomic DNA from spinach and perform a restriction enzyme digestion on both the spinach DNA and the plasmid using the same restriction enzyme. They then ligate the cut plasmid DNA with the cut spinach DNA in...
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Using Yeast as an Ultraviolet Light Measurement Tool

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students accurately measure the relationship between radiation dose and either survival or some genetic event such as mutation or recombination. They investigate the damage that was done to the DNA molecule as a result of exposure to...
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Cloning of Plasmid and Spinach DNA

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Young scholars ligate fragments of genomic DNA from spinach into a vector plasmid. They perform a restriction enzyme digestion. Student use a ligated DNA molecule to transform E. coli cells. Students analyze their procedures and...
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DNA and RNA

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders research the history and discovery of DNA. Using their text, they label a basic DNA structure and the composition of genes. They explain how RNA and DNA differ from one other and discuss the processes of transcription and...
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Visualizing a Human Gene with Its Introns & Exons

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the entire DNA base sequence of the human adenosine deaminase gene after it is printed out from the source disk provided. The enormous length of a single gene as well as the immense difference in length between intron...
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Labs on A Chip

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to DNA microarrays. They discuss how scientists and doctors use them and how they work. They complete a worksheet and discuss their findings.
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DNA Fingerprinting through a Chemistry Lens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore DNA and restriction enzymes using fragments of DNA separated by electrophoresis on an agarose gel. They analyze the results to see "whodunit".
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Extraction of DNA from White Onion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate techniques involved in extracting and isolating DNA. Students extract and observe onion DNA.
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Teaching the Chemical and Structural Properties of DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work together to answer questions about DNA. They identify where DNA is found and its function in the cell. They note any physical similarities they have with their family members
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How Can Gel-electrophoresis Help in the Identification of a Dna Sample?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the principles of gel electrophoresis and DNA testing. They watch and discuss a PowerPoint presentation, and solve a DNA mystery using the information they learned from the presentation.
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Extraction of DNA from White Onion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct lab test with minced onion to determine where chromosonal DNA is located within the cell, and whether or not it can be extracted.
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What Does That DNA Molecule Really Look Like???

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students extract DNA from animal liver cells. They separate, collect and describe the appearance from the extracted DNA while role playing as an intern in a city's forensics.
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What is the Relationship Between DNA and Cancer?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the structure and functions of DNA. They discover the effects radon has on one's DNA and how it leads to cancer. They discuss why DNA is so important to us.
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Biotechnology -- An Introductory Lesson to the Study of the Structure and Manipulation of DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine the structure of DNA and how it works. They discover jobs in which use biotechnology and answer questions. They use the internet to discover other ways biotechnology can be applied.
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From Genomes of Species

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate genomic research being done and its potential for understanding, treating, and possibly curing human genetic conditions. The potential of proteomic research as a companion to the work being done with genomics is...
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DNA, Protein Synthesis and Mutations

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate the chemical composition of DNA and RNA and how they work together to synthesize protein. They discover genetic codes, gene chromosome theory, and how the environment influences our appearance.
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Genetics of Flowering

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore plant DNA.
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DNA the Easy Way (and "Gram Stain" Without the Mess)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students visualize DNA from cells and explain the basis and importance of the Gram-stain reaction and to perform the KOH test equivalent.
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DNA Sequencing Model Lab

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students pretend they are each genetic engineers with a test tube of unknown DNA (PCR'd) possibly taken from blood cells of someone with a genetic condition.
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DNA Fingerprinting

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate what restriction enzymes do, and explain how a DNA sample can link a suspect to a crime.
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Wolf Pack in a Bottle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in an activity of a mock electrophoresis using paper chromatography to study DNA and genetic restriction mapping.
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Protein Synthesis in the Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how a cell uses information from the DNA in its nucleus to produce the proteins that help determine the traits of an organism -- a process called protein synthesis. They learn what DNA is, what it looks like, and where...
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Extracting DNA

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners develop understanding of DNA by modeling the process of DNA extraction. They study DNA, genes and chromosomes. After the basic information, students do an experiment in which they separate out DNA from peas.