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DNA Replication Play - NGSS

Grade Levels
7th - 12th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
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Prior Knowledge: A basic knowledge of the structure of DNA is helpful when using this activity. I use this as a formative assessment; to help students learn the process, and to informally assess their understanding.

In this fun, kinesthetic activity, the classroom transforms into the nucleus of a cell. The classroom is a stage, and students play the roles of nucleotides, enzymes and other proteins in order to simulate the process of DNA Replication. This is a great way to get learners out of their seats, working together, and using their senses in order to work through an abstract, molecular process. All students get a role, and I give tips on how to differentiate, and or use different tools/props for different size classes. My students have fun with this activity.

This product is part of a Unit Bundle, which offers all you need to teach a Unit on DNA for students grades 7-12.

Get it here: DNA Unit Bundle

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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