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DNA Intro/Review


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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, what is DNA?
2. Slide
60 seconds
"identify components of DNA, explain how the nucleotide sequence specifies some traits of an organism, and examine scientific explanations for the origin of DNA;"
Learning objective:
3. Slide
60 seconds
DNA is a molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. DNA is composed of four nucleotides: adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. DNA sequencing is the process of determining the exact order of nucleotides in a DNA molecule.
DNA: The Basics
4. Slide
60 seconds
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is a molecule that carries genetic information in living organisms. The DNA molecule is made up of two strands that are intertwined in the shape of a double helix. DNA is typically composed of four different types of nucleotides: adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), and cytosine (C).
5. Slide
60 seconds
DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid and it is the genetic material found in almost all living organisms. DNA was first discovered in 1869 by a Swiss scientist named Friedrich Miescher. DNA is made up of four different nitrogenous bases: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T).
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6. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the relationship between the nucleotide sequence of DNA and the traits of an organism?
7. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between DNA and RNA?
8. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw an octopus wearing an eye patch and holding a treasure chest full of pizza slices.
9. Poll
60 seconds
What does DNA stand for?
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid
  • Ribonucleic acid
  • Adenosine triphosphate
10. Poll
60 seconds
Which of the following is NOT a component of DNA?
  • Uracil
  • Thymine
  • Adenine
11. Poll
60 seconds
What shape does DNA have?
  • Double helix
  • Single strand
  • Triple helix
12. Poll
60 seconds
Which bases pair together in DNA?
  • A-T and C-G
  • A-C and T-G
  • C-A and G-T
13. Poll
60 seconds
Where is DNA found within the cell?
  • Nucleus
  • Mitochondria
  • Endoplasmic reticulum

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