"Something Old, Something New..."

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Young scientists learn about DNA replication through a video and model creation. They answer analysis questions before exploring the role of mutations and then complete a summative assessment.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Research mutation rates and outcomes
  • Discuss telomeres in more detail
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the structure of DNA, the base pairs, and base pairing rules

  • Uses basic materials
  • Provides teacher tips when necessary to help the lesson run smoothly
  • Includes supplementary resources to allow for further study

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