DNA Structure

DNA carries the code for all living organisms, yet it is made up of only four building blocks. The video explains the structure of DNA down to the nucleotides. It provides the relationships between thymine, cytosine, adenine, and guanine.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a DNA molecule for scholars to label using the method in the video
  • Write the definition at 0:35 in science journals
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of bonds, specifically double and triple
Pros

  • Includes great mnemonics for remembering details
  • Presents material clearly with no fluff
Cons

  • None