Reflection: Conferencing Strawberry DNA Extraction - Section 3: Explore


I have found that individual and group conferences are a key element to successful lab investigations.  During this lab I specifically ask students questions regarding the steps they complete during the process.  

I also ask them questions about DNA in general.  For instance, I ask the students what DNA stands for and to describe what it does in the cell.  I also ask them where DNA is located and how that relates to their lab activity.  

These simple questions help me to gauge the students' initial understanding of the concepts.  If a student is unable to answer the question, I review the information with them at the time, and I make a note to check in with the student in later classes to see if they have retained the correct information.

  Determining Student Understanding
  Conferencing: Determining Student Understanding
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Strawberry DNA Extraction

Unit 4: Genetics
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT utilize everyday materials to extract and view DNA from a strawberry.

Big Idea: This lesson provides students with the chance to practice proper laboratory procedures while extracting DNA from strawberries.

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Science, DNA Structure and Function, Genetics, translation (DNA), mutation, DNA extraction, DNA, transcription (DNA)
  40 minutes
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