Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

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Experimental design can make or break an experiment. Young scholars analyze the pulse-chase analysis procedure by studying the Meselson-Stahl experiment. Using a video presentation, they discover how the pulse-chase analysis led to the current DNA replication theory.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide instruction on the pulse-chase method as an introduction to the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils benefit from an understanding of DNA structure and replication prior to the lesson
  • Provide devices with Internet access when requiring independent viewing
  • Includes reference to common misconceptions
  • Provides a student handout to accompany the video presentation
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