DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle

DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
DNA Replication Detective's Matching Review Bundle
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Your student detectives will solve the case about "DNA Replication" by completing two types of detective themed matching activities (domino style matching and puzzle matching review). Both activities will be posted individually soon for sale. You can get them both now for a discounted price with this bundle!

Students will complete two different (12 card) domino style matching activities that review DNA replication. The first card will say “Start” and will have the first question. Find the answer to the first question and place it above the start card. The card that has the first answer will also have the second question. Continue to find the matches until you have created the entire “Detective Path” in order to solve the case. The last card will have the last answer and will also say “Finish”.

This bundle also includes 16 separate matching puzzle piece sets to review the process of DNA replication.

Students can match the puzzle pieces "just as they are" for a quick learning activity, or they can follow the review game directions. For the game, students can hide the edges of the long portion of puzzle pieces under the laminated set of review game directions. Each student picks up one short puzzle piece at a time and then pulls out a long portion to match with it. If it is correct then the puzzle pieces will fit together. If it is not correct then the student must slide the long portion under the laminated set of directions so that only the clue is showing again and the cut portion is hidden. Students can take turns. The one who has the most correct matches wins.

My students like to repeat this type of activity later as a quick review for the test. Students can also use them as a quick set of flash cards. One student can call out the clue on the long piece while not showing any of the card to the other student. The other student can use the short puzzle pieces as a word bank.

Two full color versions (giraffe detective and owl detective) and one black and white only version (owl detective) of the DNA puzzle matching review are provided with this set. Each version of the puzzle matching review game is basically the same, but with a different fun theme.

Both domino style matching activities have a full color "giraffe detective" theme.

Both types of activities can be used for individual students, learning centers, stations, pairs, or as a group activity. All you need to do is print, laminate, and cut the puzzle pieces and clue cards. I print sets out in different colors, and give each student or group of students a different color.

Topics for this review activity include the following:

DNA replication, RNA primer, RNA primase, binding proteins, DNA helicase, DNA polymerase, DNA Ligase, nucleotides, base pairing, joining, unwinding, discontinuous, continuous, semiconservative, lagging strand, leading strand, 3' end, Okazaki fragments, prokaryotic DNA, replication fork, new DNA, parental DNA, eukaryotic DNA.

This differentiated set of activities is designed to help students obtain a basic knowledge of concepts associated with DNA replication.

Students must have a basic knowledge of concepts associated with DNA in order to achieve goals and objectives that are associated with the following Next Generation Science Standards:

Middle School

Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells contribute to the function.

High School

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

Be sure to print this document in landscape form.

Check out my other cell related matching activities!

Gnome’s Path Home-Introduction to Cells Matching and Task Card Activity Bundle

Prokaryotic Cell Pizzas (A Zany Matching Activity)

Introduction to Cells Puzzle Matching Review

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I look forward to your excellent feedback!

Also, please let me know if you have any special requests! I really enjoy making these puzzle matching review sets and my students love to use them! I have students that will show up to class early just to review with them before a test.

Thank you for checking out The Up Down Sideways Classroom!


If you have any questions or concerns you can email me at

Michaela Young


Thanks again! Have a great day!
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