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What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation

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What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation
What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation
What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation
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DNA is something that is generally seen as mysterious or difficult to understand. This 5 minute animation turns that mystery into knowledge.

The videos explains:
- DNA is a molecule
- How DNA acts like a recipe for a living thing
- How Amino acids combine to form proteins
- The importance of proteins in our bodies
- Translation and transcription
- How ribosomes read codons
- The difference between DNA and RNA
- The central dogma of genetics: DNA - RNA - Protein

This video was written for high school level classes but has been used in many middle school and college classes as well.


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Well done! Perfect for my middle school students. THank you!
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My students really enjoyed the animations. Witty, entertaining yet informative.
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cool... :D
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On  January 19, 2014Jackie Tracy (TpT Seller) said:
Great video, thank you for making this available.
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On  January 9, 2014ZeiSCI (TpT Seller) said:
Phenomenal! The B on the Practicality was for the fact that I couldn't figure out how to save the file to my computer after downloading it...any suggestions? It opened in a quicktime player.
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On  October 25, 2013,  Buyer said:
I think it's great! I teach college biology but for non-science majors and this animation is perfect for them. Great job and thanks!
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On  October 12, 2013Mrs Lowery (TpT Seller) said:
I loved it! Very nice graphics and illustrations - the movement and colors are helpful for keeping the student's attention. Also, the information was great and put simply.
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On  September 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
Loved - Loved your video. I really want to start doing these. I am a huge PPT person but not a video wiz yet!! Keep them coming!! pat
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On  September 6, 2013,  Buyer said:
My children are 7 and 4. Both of them enjoyed this presentation of DNA. They were able to define terms and tell me in their own words what functions DNA provide because of the clarity of this wonderful video!
I would love to see more!
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Maybe instead of using the word "thing" you could use "Organism"
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This was great- complex info in a clear and entertaining manner.
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Wow! Hollywood-caliber in quality, MIT caliber in accuracy. Thank you!
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Amazing quality, both in images and presentation! Thank you very much!
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Excellent! I can't wait to see what you create next.
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Well done! This will be very helpful for my students. Thanks!
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On  September 1, 2013Science Rules (TpT Seller) said:
Exceptional! Thank you! I wish I had this for AP Bio but I also can see how it will help reinforce our Genetics unit in middle school. Very complex concepts expressed clearly and accurately.
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very clear and simple enough for middle school students
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Great Video..
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Fantastic video! Thank you for such a great explanation and for entertaining us as well.
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This is fantastic, my new "go to" video,
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Very professional looking - wish my teacher had resources like this when I was in school!
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On  January 16, 2013Venus Brown (TpT Seller) said:
That was most excellent sir. I had my 5th grade daughter watch, and she gives it her stamp of approval. She wasn't too happy with the dinosaur eating the doggy, but she did enjoy it. She felt it would be good to watch in class when they are learning about DNA.
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Wow! Thanks so much - I'm definitely using this one with my students! Peg :8)
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This is so good! The subject is heavy, but you and the team managed to deliver it in a very short video. I feel wrong taking this for free. Thank you!
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Clear, simple but not too simple. Great video! Thank you for sharing.
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I love it!! It is accurate, entertaining, and provides a great overview of a tremendously complicated process. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful free item with our fellow teachers!
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On  September 1, 2013,  Buyer asked:
I'm having problems opening the file. I've tried opening with windows media player, km player, vlc player, and free file viewer, but none of these could open it. Would you please help me? Thanks.
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On  July 28, 2013LessonPlanPro (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Jon,
Would you mind sharing how you created this video. It's wonderful!

Thank you,
Laura
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On  October 22, 2012Linda Nelson (TpT Seller) asked:
Looks like great idea, Jon. Just a heads up: your second thumbnail has a typo - "nucleus".
Much success to you here at TPT!
Linda

p.s. You might want to delete this question when you're done! :)
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On  October 22, 2012Jon - Stated Clearly answered:
haha, thanks for the heads up. looks like my screen shot came from my first draft.
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What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation
What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation
What is DNA and how does it work? - Animation