Instructional Video

Damage to DNA Leads to Mutation

While our bodies have incredible capabilities to repair damage, some mutations accumulate and lead to disease. Follow the life of a DNA mutation using a computer-generated animation. The narrator explains the impact of radiation, including ultraviolet radiation, on DNA.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners continue to research different diseases caused by DNA mutations following the lesson
  • Post the video to a class website to use as a resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should understand the concept of DNA replication prior to the lesson
Pros
  • Provides a transcript of the video to assist with the language
  • Site includes links to practice resources on the same topic
Cons
  • None