Reflection: Modeling DNA - The Molecule of Life - Section 2: Explore


By far the Science and Engineering practice that has forced me to reflect on my teaching practice has been SP2 Developing and Using Models.  This year more than ever I have been purposeful in the incorporation of models in my lessons.  Teaching life science to middle school students is a great challenge due to the fact that the curriculum contains numerous abstract concepts that are difficult to visualize due to their minute scale.  As a result using models allows students to visually see these concepts and make a real strong connection with them.

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DNA - The Molecule of Life

Unit 6: Inheritance and Variation
Lesson 2 of 19

Objective: SWBAT to describe structure and function of DNA.

Big Idea: Students learn the structure and function of DNA.

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