Reflection: Grappling with Complexity DNA - The Star of the Show - Section 3: Guided Practice - Building Our Star


Science is a hands-on discipline, so if there is any way to get the students to "do science" I will try to implement that strategy.  By creating a class DNA strand, students not only get to be hands-on, but they get to contribute to a class model that will be hung in the room for the rest of the year.  an example of this year's creation is the image for this lesson.  Students will create 3 individual nucleotides made of a sugar, a phosphate, and a nitrogen base.  This statement will be used throughout the entire unit to remind students of the building blocks of DNA and because of the hands-on experience . . . students remember!

  Hands-On Is The Way To Go!
  Grappling with Complexity: Hands-On Is The Way To Go!
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DNA - The Star of the Show

Unit 7: DNA and Protein Synthesis
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT apply their understanding of DNA's structure and function to construct an explanation of how the DNA sequences determine the type of protein that is create.

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

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