A Gene Is Made of DNA

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Does a protein or DNA store genetic instructions for life? Follow the research from the 1920's experiments on mice through the 1940's experiments on bacteria to learn the answer to the difficult question. Scholars use an online interactive with five learning modules and one applied problem solving question to explore the concepts of genes, proteins, and DNA.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect ideas relating bacteria, genes, and transforming DNA to concepts explaining vaccinations
  • Learn more about the two scientists highlighted in the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of genes, DNA, and bacteria

  • Adapts easily to traditional or flipped classes
  • Offers multiple opportunities to answer multiple-choice questions, with explanations for each option

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