DNA & RNA Lesson Plans

  • Project
    Protein Synthesis & Regulation Model
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

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    Project
    Students will act out the process of transcription and translation using a physical model to help build a kinesthetic and visual memory of protein synthesis.
    NGSS Standard
    Gene Regulation
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Worksheet
    Macromolecule Monomers and Polymers
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Worksheet
    This is a good practice worksheet for students to practice matching monomers with their polymers. Simple and effective.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Double Helix Activity
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
     
    Activity
    Students learn about DNA nucleotides, base paring, and super coiling by building a classroom size double helix.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS1-1
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Assessment
    Macromolecules Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    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.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-6
    HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
     
    Published by High School
  • Assessment
    DNA Quiz
    Lesson Plan
     
    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of DNA's structure, semiconservative DNA replication, DNA and genes, complimentary base pairing, and enzymes involved in DNA replication.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by High School

More DNA & RNA lesson plans are in the works.
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