Molecular Biology Lesson Plans

  • Class Activity
    Protein Synthesis Activity - Building Sentences
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    Students will simulate transcription and translation by building a sentence “polypeptide” from words “amino acids”. Great kinesthetic and visual activity to introduce protein synthesis. All materials required for the activity are included for easy implementation.
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    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science Middle School
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    Theory of Evolution Quiz
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    This quiz assesses students knowledge of natural selection, selection based on phenotypes, evidence, fossils, and genetic variation.
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    Published by High School
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    Macromolecules Quiz
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    This quiz assesses students knowledge of macromolecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Students need to know what are organic compounds, metabolism, and monomer and polymer examples of the four macromolecules.
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    Published by High School
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    DNA Quiz
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    This quiz assesses students knowledge of DNA's structure, semiconservative DNA replication, DNA and genes, complimentary base pairing, and enzymes involved in DNA replication.
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    Published by High School
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    Chromosome Mutation Activity
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    This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting and pasting paper chromosomes. Students then use this activity to defend a claim that inheritable variations can be caused by mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

More Molecular Biology lesson plans are in the works.
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