DNA on the Floor- General Bio DNA Replication Modeling (Best Seller) - UPDATED

Rated 4.75 out of 5, based on 33 reviews
33 Ratings
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Great activity to get the students up and moving. It helped students understand a complex process but in a clear manner.
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  1. I have been teaching AP Biology since 2014 and have made several resources that really improve my students' understanding of content. Here's a big ol' bundle of those things- see individual products for more info about each. Enjoy!
    Price $107.00Original Price $117.00Save $10.00


**This got a huge update on 5/31/23.**

Several years ago, I found this activity on a teacher’s blog. There were no instructions- just a few pictures of the process- and I created these instructions on my own from there. I’ve since modified the process to work for my classes.

I NEVER skip this activity- it helps students have those “lightbulb” moments that make replication click. Understanding the lagging strand can be very challenging, and I find that this activity makes it so much more accessible to students. 

My class gets the modeling process done within one 45 minute period. I have them work in groups of 4 or 7 (depending on the size of my class). I assign the questions as homework.

Included: teacher info/notes, shoe templates, setup instructions, modeling instructions with diagrams, wrap up questions that make kids think critically, and an answer key for the questions.

I also sell a higher-level AP Bio/advanced bio version of this same activity.

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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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