A collection of presentations, videos, labs, animations, and exercises on the topic of DNA structure

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DNA

by Sal Khan

This nearly half an hour long video explains how DNA encodes genetic information.
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LP1. DNA: The Molecule of Life?

by Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

LP 1 in Molecular Genetics Unit
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Slideshow: DNA

by Robert Lucas

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation on DNA for high school biology. Topics covered include: Chargaff, base pairs, Franklin, Watson, Crick, nucleotides, purines, pyrimidines, replication, RNA, transcription, mRNA, tRNA, codon, anticodon, rRNA, and translation. Slide #45 has a particular nice animation of the translation process. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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This is a writing assignment that includes a prompt that asks students to pretend they are Watson or Crick, writing to their mother explaining the discovery they have just made--DNA. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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This resource presents simulated data from Chargraff's experiments, which showed the nucleotides A and T showed up in similar proportions and that C and G were in similar proportions. Students graph the data and then try to draw conclusions. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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Lab: DNA Structure

by Robert Lucas

In this lab students create a model of DNA using pipe cleaners. This resource is part of the Developing Biology course which contains units on Microscopes; Biochemistry; Cells; Cellular Transport; DNA; Photosynthesis and Respiration; Mitosis and Meiosis; Genetics; and Evolution.
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This exploration allows you to travel to the tiny world of DNA. Beginning with the body and ending with the atoms that make up a single DNA base, you'll be able to zoom in to 15 different levels to see DNA's relationship to us as a whole. Along the way you'll also see the intricate bending and winding that takes place within a chromosome, which allows more than five feet of DNA to fit within the nucleus of a tiny cell. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Students build an edible model of DNA while learning basic DNA structure and the rules of base pairing.
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