Demo DNA Nucleotides©

 

The sky is the limit to what you can teach using these new large-scale, color-coded foam nucleotides. Begin by teaching the complementary A-T and C-G base pairs and the antiparallel nature of double-stranded DNA. Move on to the flow of genetic information as you teach the basic processes of semiconservative DNA replication and mRNA transcription. You can then stretch your students by introducing PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and the Sanger DNA sequencing method -- and much more.

 

Set Contents

Demo DNA Nucleotides©
80 Large-Scale Nucleotides
     20 Red Adenosine
     20 Yellow Thymine
     20 Blue Cytosine
     20 Green Guanine
80 Adhesive-Backed Round Magnets

 

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Contents and Assembly

Find information about the contents of your Flow of Genetic Information Kit© and directions for assembling the pieces so you and your students can start exploring DNA replication, RNA transcription and translation/protein synthesis.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Teacher Notes

This activity guide will help you consider different ways you may use these materials. We encourage you to modify these lessons and activities to meet the learning objectives and needs of your specific students.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Replication Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Replication Student Handout introduces students to the process of DNA replication. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the replication of the leading and lagging strands of DNA.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Transcription Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Transcription Student Handout introduces students to the process of transcription. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the transcripton of a DNA template into a single-stranded RNA molecule.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Translation Activity Guide Student Handout and Key

The Translation Student Handout introduces students to the process of translation. They use foam pieces and a placemat to model the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Animations and Videos

Watch molecular visualizations of DNA, an advanced video on the mechanism of DNA replication and a Dr. Prodigious animation of the process of replication.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit Additional Online Resources

A list of some excellent DNA-related websites to help you make the most of the Flow of Genetic Information Kit’s© lessons and activities.

Flow of Genetic Information Kit© Watson and Crick Articles

"Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acids" by James Watson and Francis Crick, published in the April 25, 1953 issue of Nature, describes the structure of double-stranded DNA. "Genetical Implications of the Structure of Deoxyribonucleic Acid", published in the May 30, 1953 issue of Nature, describes the importance of DNA within living cells.

Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Teacher Resources

You can use our large-scale, color-coded foam Demo DNA Nucleotides to introduce basic DNA concepts to your students before giving them the DNA Discovery Kit, DNA Starter Kit and/or Flow of Genetic Information Field Test Kit to explore the structure and function of DNA on their own. The set also works well for review.

Product Details
 

Grade Level

Middle School
High School

College

Students per Group

4

Warnings

Choking Hazard
Small Magnets
Science Education Product

 

List Price

1 Set
    $43 (DDNS-01)
 

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