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Curipod generated lesson: "DNA". #8-10

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is DNA?
2. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the name of the molecule that stores genetic information?
3. Slide
60 seconds
DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the genetic material found in almost all living things. It is made up of four molecules, which are combined in different ways to form the instructions for how an organism develops and functions. DNA is sometimes referred to as the 'blueprint' of life because it contains the information needed to build and maintain an organism.
What is DNA?
4. Poll
60 seconds
Do you think DNA is an important part of understanding biology and other sciences?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I'm not sure
5. Slide
60 seconds
The DNA found inside a cell is about 6 feet long, but it is tightly wound to fit inside the cell nucleus. The DNA of humans and chimpanzees is about 98.4% the same. The DNA of humans and mice is about 60% the same.
Did you know?
6. Open question
300 seconds
What are the differences between DNA replication and mitosis?
7. Open question
300 seconds
What are some of the benefits the cell cycle provides to organisms?
8. Personalised Feedback
360 seconds
What is the role of DNA in determining our genetic traits and how does it contribute to the diversity of life on Earth?
9. Open question
300 seconds
How would life be different if cells did not divide?
10. Open question
300 seconds
What part of the cell cycle do you think is the most important and why?
11. Slide
60 seconds
DNA is a molecule that contains our genetic code, which determines how we look and how our bodies work. DNA is made up of four building blocks, called ‘bases’, that are typically abbreviated as A, T, G and C. Each person’s DNA is unique and is inherited from their parents.
What is DNA?
12. Slide
60 seconds
DNA is the only molecule that can pass down information from parent to offspring, allowing traits to be inherited. The human genome is made up of over 3 billion individual base pairs, and can be read like a book. Approximately 99.5% of our DNA is the same as other humans, yet the 0.5% difference is what makes us unique.
Did you know?
13. Open question
300 seconds
What is the structure of DNA?
14. Open question
300 seconds
What roles do enzymes play in DNA replication?
15. Open question
300 seconds
What have you learned about DNA so far?
16. Open question
300 seconds
What connections can you make between DNA and other areas of science?
17. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a robot made of slices of pizza.
18. Poll
60 seconds
What does DNA stand for?
  • Ribonucleic acid
  • Deoxycytidine nucleic acid
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid
19. Poll
60 seconds
Which scientist is credited with discovering the structure of DNA?
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Linus Pauling
  • James Watson and Francis Crick
20. Poll
60 seconds
Which nitrogen base is not found in DNA?
  • Adenine
  • Guanine
  • Uracil
21. Poll
60 seconds
What is the shape of a DNA molecule?
  • Double helix
  • Single helix
  • Triple helix
22. Poll
60 seconds
Where is most of the genetic information stored in a cell?
  • Mitochondria
  • Cytoplasm
  • Nucleus
23. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the structure of DNA?

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