Francis Crick: DNA Discoveries, Overview


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Which of the following people did NOT work with Crick on the discovery of the double helix, or provide inspiration for him?

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1. Which was the most important reason for finding the structure of the DNA molecule?

2. What is the 'central dogma' Crick described?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of Francis Crick and his work with DNA with this quiz. Practice questions focus on who he worked with, his discovery of the double helix, and the development of the 'central dogma'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz and assess your comprehension of the following:

  • Crick's colleagues
  • Importance and appearance of the double helix structure of DNA
  • Description of the 'central dogma'

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Making connections - your understanding of the concept of the double helix
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the 'central dogma'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about genetics

Additional Learning

For more information about this scientific breakthrough, review this lesson titled Francis Crick: DNA Discoveries, Overview. This lesson covers:

  • Crick's biography, including early life, education, and life after the Nobel Prize
  • Background of DNA
  • Crick and Watson's discovery of the double helix
  • Crick's other work, including the 'central dogma', and organogenesis