Lesson Plan

Restriction Enzymes and DNA Fingerprinting

Show your class why restrictions aren't always a bad thing. In the third segment of a four-part series, the instructor develops the idea of restriction enzymes. Pupils learn how scientists use restriction enzymes in DNA analysis and DNA fingerprinting.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the DNA double helix structure
  • Find a video about DNA fingerprinting to show to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • The class should have a basic understanding of human anatomy
Pros
  • The learning objectives outline the content to present in the lesson
  • The background information provides basic information about DNA fingerprinting
Cons
  • The plan does not outline an instructional method