This is a 500 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), hands-on activities with built-in directions and visuals, questions, review opportunities, links to amazing videos, games, two pages of homework, lesson notes, answer key, crossword puzzle, readings, and much more. A 200 slide PowerPoint review game concludes this lesson with template sheet and answers.
Highlights (Besides the awesome notes)... The DNA extraction activity in the beginning is always a great start to the unit. Learning about the interesting history associated with DNA's discovery. A Fantastic step by step drawing of DNA's structure allows students to create a well done double helix. Nitrogen base tag on the playground and the student favorite activity of building DNA from Twizzlers and Gummy Bears. The PowerPoint review game is a really nice wrap up / review of the lesson bundle.
DNA and Genetics Entire Unit (3,500 Slides) on TpT
DNA and Genetics Unit, Cell Division
This unit includes all of the lessons below in one organized folder....
-DNA and Genetics Unit HW, Lesson Notes, Keys, and PowerPoint Freebies
-DNA Lesson, Build DNA with twizzlers and Gummy Bears, Extraction Lab, Chromosomes, and More (360 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Cell Division Lesson, Mitosis, Meiosis (500 Slides, HW, Notes and more)
-Cancer, Anti-Tobacco / Smoking, Oral Cancers, Many Video Links, Very Powerful (400 Slides, HW, Notes, and more)
-Mitosis and Meiosis Crossword Puzzle with Solution
-DNA Crossword Puzzle with Solution and wordbank
-Genetics Lesson, Punnett Squares, Genetics Disorders, Bio-Ethics (700 Slides, HW, Notes, and much more)
-DNA and Genetics Unit PowerPoint Review Game with Answers
-DNA and Genetics Unit Flash Card Set
Entire Curriculum that I offer on TpT
Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (50,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
Areas of Focus within this PowerPoint:
This PowerPoint begins with a neat entry question that connects the students to the roots of DNA and primitive organisms from millions of years ago. The PowerPoint then describes with directions and visuals the instructions for extracting DNA from split peas. This is great lab that uses some basic household ingredients, a blender, and some strainers. When the lab is over, students get to look at a stringy white substance which is almost entirely extracted DNA. The PowerPoint then describes what DNA is in a series of slides with images, describes how long DNA of a single cell is, mRNA, Describes Watson and Crick, Rosalind Franklin, The PowerPoint then has students draw a DNA molecule in a step by step drawing that includes important vocabulary in the form of red slide notes, Students at this time also learn about the four Nucleotides. A series of challenge based slides and some cool games teach the students about the corresponding base pairs, A neat guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes reveals Rosalind Franklin before the PowerPoint describes RNA in detail with images. A fantastic activity that has students build a double helix out of Twizzlers, Gummy Bears, and toothpicks is described with directions and images for the set-up and procedure. This is always a student favorite, DNA replication is described and the unit mentions chromosomes and has the students learn the parts of a chromosome and then presents a series of challenge questions to assess / review. This is a really neat PowerPoint that makes learning DNA exciting.
This PowerPoint includes critical notes (Red Slides), exciting visuals, challenge questions, activities with directions and more. Text is usually placed at the top of the slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Color coded slides, as well as a shade technique is used to increase student focus and allows the teacher to control the pace of the lesson. These PowerPoints are meant to be interactive as possible and ask many questions, provides built in review opportunities, explains directions to activities, and much more.
Please visit my other posting on TpT called the DNA and Genetics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 3,500+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 14 page bundled homework / assessment, 8 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 13 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes PowerPoint review games (2 games 110+ slides each), videos, lab handouts, and much more. Everything arrives in editable format and can be modified to fit any curriculum or time requirement.
Areas of Focus within The DNA and Genetics Unit:
DNA, DNA Extraction, Structure of DNA, Discovery of the Double Helix, Rosalind Franklin, Nucleotides, RNA, Cell Division, Mitosis, Phases of Mitosis, Chromosomes, Cancer, Ways to Avoid Cancer, What is Inside a Cigarette?, Facts about Smoking?, Anti-Smoking Ads, Meiosis, Phases in Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Gregor Mendel, Punnett Squares, Probability, Dihybrid Cross, Codominance, Bio-Ethics, Stem Cell Debate, Cloning Debate.
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Ryan Murphy M.Ed
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