In this lesson students will learn practical applications of DNA profiling and the role it plays in today's forensic science. DNA extraction is a fundamental concept in the field of forensics and biotechnology. Students should have previous knowledge of the contents in DNA and RNA. Students will develop a greater understanding of what DNA does in a cell abd be able to assemble DNA parts in order to simulate DNA strands. They will also have the opportunity to experimentally view DNA through an extraction technique included in the lesson.
This resource is part of The Ladder of Life lesson plan. This resource lists the steps the teacher needs to take to implement the lesson.
This resource is a part of The Ladder of Life lesson. This resource includes links to a learning activity sheet and a lab activity sheet.
Students will apply their knowledge of addition and subtraction of decimals to a real world problem of buying pizza for a group of people.
In this lesson, students will become familiar with the parts of the plant and methods of seed dispersal. In addition, students will serve as a vector to pick up seeds and analyze the variety of items accumulated in the process.
A super continent, Pangaea, began to break apart into the modern continents about 260 million years ago, causing the isolation (and separate evolution) of various groups of organisms from each other. Since this event, the living species inhabiting these separate continents have progressively changed. Organisms have learned to adapt through hiding, camouflaging and mimicking other organisms’ efforts to outfox potential predators seeking their next meal. Many of these changes can be attributed to the concept of evolution which includes physical as well as behavioral changes.
This resource is a part of the So You Think the World Evolves Around You? lesson plan. This resource provides step by step ways for teachers to implement the lesson.
This resource is a part of the So You Think the World Evolves Around You? lesson plan. This resource includes links to student resources for the lesson.