DNA Notes (pg303)
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Today we studied what is perhaps the most important topic in Unit 3: DNA. We started off by reading the famous 1953 article by Watson & Crick (posted here). It was a difficult read and certainly was not written for 8th graders. But I like them to see the article and I like to impress upon them how important that piece of paper was. That single page of writing has probably saved millions of lives!
After the read-through, we went through a PowerPoint (posted above) that explained DNA in simpler terms. We discussed where DNA is located, it’s shape, and how cells use it to build things. It was certainly a lot of take on in one day, but I think it was well worth the slog.