NGSS STANDARDS WITHIN THIS UNIT:
A. NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS HEREIN
DCI’s: LS1.A, LS3, ETS1, ETS2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Cause and Effect, Scale, Proportion, and Quantity, Systems and System Models, Patterns, Structure and Function
Scientific and Engineering Practices:
Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Engaging in Arguments from Evidence, Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Developing and Using Models, Using Mathematical and Computational Thinking, Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
B. SUGGESTED USES
Prior Knowledge: It is helpful for students to have a basic grasp of chemistry; atoms and bonding, in order to best serve them when learning about the structure of DNA
The materials are editable, allowing you to change/differentiate as necessary
Some of the products found in this bundle are linked below
Do you want students to play the role of Watson and Crick in order to solve the structure of DNA? Click the link below to buy the NGSS Aligned: Race to Solve DNA Lab .
Get it here: NGSS Aligned: Race to Solve DNA Structure Lab
Did you know that you can get students to design an experiment to extract DNA froma strawberry (or other food)? Click the link below to buy a version of the classic lab that I adapted to be inquiry-based.
Get it here: NGSS Adapted: Extra DNA from a Strawberry
You can be the director of a class-wide play in which students play the roles of DNA and proteins to simulate DNA Replication. Click the link below to buy it!
Get it here: DNA Replication Play
I put together a research and presentation project in which students choose a Genetically Modified Organism, create a short presentation, and present their findings. Click the link below to buy it!
Get it here: GMO Research and Presentation Project
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You will receive 13 products: This "DNA Unit Bundle" is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Everything you need to teach a unit on DNA in one convenient download. This bundle includes:
Nine-Day unit plan (assuming 60-minute classes)
50-slide PowerPoint notes with "Bell Ringers", video links, diagrams and many images.
Introductory, Inquiry lab (Race to Solve the Structure of DNA)
Inquiry Lab (DNA Extraction Lab: NGSS Adapted)
Research/Presentation Project (GMO Project)
Article with questions
Kinesthetic Activity (DNA Replication Play/Simulation)
2 Review sheet options: 1 traditional format, and one that requires students to create mini-lessons to teach the material
Jeopardy-style review game
2 Unit tests: 1 more advanced, and one less advanced, with answers included.
All resources come with answers included, and are editable.
By purchasing this bundle, you are saving more than 30%, compared to purchasing each resource separately.
This unit has all you need to teach a unit on Ecology for grades 7-12.
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The materials are editable to suit your needs.
All answers are included.
Topics covered herein:
Structure and function of DNA, History and discovery of DNA, Griffith’s Experiment, Avery’s Experiment, Hershey and Chase Experiment, Meselson and Stahl Experiment, Genetically Modified Organisms, DNA Replication. Vocabulary: Nucleotides, genes, histones, 5’ and 3’, complimentary base pairing, proteins, traits, transformation, lytic cycle of viruses, X-Ray Crystallography, Purine vs. Pyrimidines, Antiparallel, Microbiome, Transgenic Organism, GMO, DNA microinjection, CRISP, Enzymes, six DNA replication proteins, and more. There are some more concepts included, that can be kept, or removed, in order to differentiate for higher/lower levels.
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