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Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

 
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Introducing the Cell Cycle Using Diagrams and Gestures

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use colorful diagrams and hand gestures to unpack the cell cycle and mitosis as an effective pre-writing activity!

 
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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
 
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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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The Mystery of the Romanovs

High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
High School Science » Unit: DNA and Detectives: Applications of Genetic Testing
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
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How can the latest in gene identification technology be used to identify victims of a brutal crime as well as trace genetic disorders present in a family for generations?

 
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Cell Division Gone Wrong: An Introduction to Cancer

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Relate cell division to student life and prior knowledge in this engaging discussion about the unique properties of cancerous cells.

 
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Meiosis Simulation Lab (Day #1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
High School Biology » Unit: 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Mitchell  Smith
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Meiosis is the process that produces unique sex cells that eventually leads to the creation of genetically unique offspring.

 
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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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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
   

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
   

CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 1 of 3)

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.

 
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Modeling Infection

Biology » Unit: Viruses
Biology » Unit: Viruses
Ruth Hutson
Randolph, KS
Environment: Rural
 
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Understanding the life cycle of a model organism helps us understand how many viruses reproduce.

 
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Creating DNA's Fingerprint

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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Student detectives are on the case! DNA will never be boring again as students analyze DNA to solve mysteries and advance their understanding of DNA to a new level.

 
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Creating Karyotypes

High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
High School Biology » Unit: Introduction to Genetics
Ashley Cooper
Thousand Oaks, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Calling all DNA detectives! Students will examine sample karyotypes to identify gender and common genetic abnormalities.

 
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Using a Simulation Activity to Explore and Compare Meiosis and Mitosis

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Use colored beads to simulate meiosis and compare it to the process of mitosis!

 
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