Reflection: Diverse Entry Points DNA and RNA - Flipped - Section 3: Explore


I have found that removing the instructions from the DNA model sets to be very beneficial. By removing the instructions, the students are required to use their understanding of the structure of DNA to create their model. This can be very difficult for students who are used to being able to follow a set of instructions from beginning to end.  

For this activity, some of my students who have difficulty reading or following multi-step instructions found great success, which provided a huge ego boost. One other important note - by using two different types of models, I was able to provide students with levels of challenge that best fit their abilities.  

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DNA and RNA - Flipped

Unit 4: Genetics
Lesson 3 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify the characteristics of DNA an RNA and describe the relationship between the two.

Big Idea: This lesson introduces students to the structures and functions of DNA and RNA.

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