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Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

 
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DNA - The Star of the Show

High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Time to dig deeper than the double helix and construct ideas to explain the function of DNA.

 
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Protein Synthesis Made Simple

High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Protein synthesis does not have to be intimidating or boring. This lesson simplifies the process of transcription and translation to make proteins relevant and interesting to your students!

 
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Life is for The Living

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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You gotta have GRACE (growth, reproduction, adaptation/adjustment, cells and energy) to live.

 
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DNA: The Double Helix (Structure & Function Coloring Activity)

High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

DNA and RNA are complex macromolecules whose structure begets their function.

 
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DNA, part 1-Structure and Function

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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DNA contains a coded message that must be replicated.

 
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Simulating Protein Synthesis (Day 1 of 2)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 7: DNA & Protein Synthesis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your kids moving and make a complicated process come alive as students take on roles in the three phases of protein synthesis!

 
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DNA Desserts

High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students experience the sweet success of DNA extraction

 
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Comparing the Male and Female Brain!

High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
High School Science » Unit: Brain Anatomy and Function
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
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Testosterone changes the landscape and activity of the human brain!

 
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The Monster Mash

High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Don't be afraid of this lesson where monsters come to life as a result of student effort in transcription and translation! Time to turn scary into smart and get your students excited about DNA!

 
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making monster
   

The Central Dogma (#1 of 6): Genetic Material

High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The structure of DNA is a double helix. Its shape explains how hereditary information is stored and passed along to offspring.

 
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Transcription with a Bling!

High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
High School Biology » Unit: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Fashionistas beware- this lesson will put the bling into Biology as students create protein-inspired personalized jewelry based on DNA sequences!

 
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The Central Dogma (#3 of 6): DNA Telephone Game

High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The structure of DNA is a double helix. Its shape explains how hereditary information is stored and passed along to offspring.

 
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dogma
   

Locked out...again?-Enzymes, part 2

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2- Cells
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 2- Cells
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

If the enzyme doesn't fit, the reaction will quit.

 
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Protein Synthesis, part 3

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3- Growth and Heredity
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Concept review, using various strategies, is beneficial before administering a summative assessment.

 
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protein synthesis
   

The Central Dogma (#2 of 6): DNA Replication

High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
High School Biology » Unit: 4) DNA & RNA ("Instructions for Life")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The structure of DNA is a double helix. Its shape explains how hereditary information is stored and passed along to offspring.

 
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dogma
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