Purpose: The overarching goal of this lesson is to introduce the genetics unit to students by talking about DNA. This is the introduction lesson for the genetics unit, and it is important for them to have a basic understanding of DNA, how it is formed, why it’s important, etc… They will need to know this for future science classes.
Objectives: As a result of this lesson:
• Students will be able to describe the basic structure and function of DNA.
• Students will be able to identify the appropriate parts to a double helix.