Cats and You: DNA Doubles?

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What do cats and human DNA have in common? The second lesson of a series focuses on the mapping of mammal genomes. Scholars learn about the structure of DNA as they compare the chromosomes of humans and felines.

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Instructional Ideas
  • To prepare for the lesson, have pupils compare and contrast humans and cats as a homework assignment
  • Record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer such as a Frayer diagram
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a fair amount of reading, which may be difficult for readers that are below grade level
Pros
  • Includes an answer key and rubric
  • Provides all necessary background information for research
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