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Unit 8

In unit 8 we will learning about the discovery of DNA, the structure of DNA, and how the information is read to make proteins.
Schedule:
  • Day 1: 1/16
    • Discovery of DNA
      • Carrier of Genetic Information
        • Frederick Griffith
        • Oswald Avery
        • Hershey and Chase
      • Structure of DNA
        • Chargaff
        • Franklin and Wilkins
        • Watson and Crick
    • Objectives:
      • Learn about the discoveries of the above scientists
      • Explain the contributions that the above scientists made in our current understanding of the DNA molecule
    • WS: Identifying the Substance of Genes (worksheet)
  • Day 2: 1/18
    • Structure of DNA
      • Nucleotides
      • anti-parallel
    • Learn Genetics Utah.edu
      • Video: What are DNA and Genes (Vimeo)
      • Interactive: Build DNA (webpage)
        • Requires flash
    • Video: Crash Course Biology #10
      • DNA Structure and Replication (youtube)
    • Replication of DNA
    • Objectives:
      • What is the structure of the nucleotides
      • How the nucleotides combine to form a DNA strand
      • What molecules are primarily responsible for DNA replication
        • DNA polymerase and Helicase
      • How DNA polymerase knows which nucleotide goes next in the new strand.
  • Day 3: 1/22
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