DNA: The Double Helix

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Picture a double helix as a twisted ladder. Scholars see this image through a simulation that allows young scientists to observe a small fragment of DNA in many different formats. They compare the models, colors, bonds, and strands as they rotate the DNA.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the different ways of drawing DNA and the benefits of each
  • Discuss when you would want to highlight the elements, chains, and nucleotides depending on what you want to know
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of DNA, elements, and nucleotides
  • Works well in a flipped or traditional classroom
  • Provides a large amount of control over the DNA fragment
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