Ch 20: DNA Replication - Processes and Steps: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The DNA Replication - Processes and Steps unit of this High School Chemistry Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about DNA replication. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our High School Chemistry Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the processes and steps in DNA replication. There is no faster or easier way to learn about chemistry. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the ways in which helicase unwinds the double helix of the DNA before replicating.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a chemistry curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a DNA Replication - Processes and Steps unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

DNA Replication - Processes and Steps Unit Objectives:

  • Learn about the leading strand in DNA replication.
  • Discover how DNA polymerase can initiate the process of DNA replication.
  • Study leading and lagging strands.
  • Learn about enzymes and replication bubbles.

5 Lessons in Chapter 20: DNA Replication - Processes and Steps: Homeschool Curriculum
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What Is DNA Replication? - Conservative, Semi-Conservative & Dispersive Models

1. What Is DNA Replication? - Conservative, Semi-Conservative & Dispersive Models

How do we know that DNA replication is semi-conservative? How do we know it's not conservative or dispersive? Let's follow the famous experiment by Meselson and Stahl to find out!

How Helicase Unwinds the DNA Double Helix in Preparation for Replication

2. How Helicase Unwinds the DNA Double Helix in Preparation for Replication

How does semi-conservative replication begin? Discover how DNA helicase creates a replication fork to unwind the complicated DNA molecule and allow daughter strands to form on the parental template.

How DNA Polymerase and RNA Primase Initiate DNA Replication

3. How DNA Polymerase and RNA Primase Initiate DNA Replication

How do enzymes assist in starting DNA replication? In this lesson, we explore the work of a contributing enzyme, DNA polymerase, and learn how the RNA primer is made by the action of RNA primase.

DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities

4. DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities

How does replication occur in the antiparallel DNA molecule? In this lesson, explore the significance of the leading and lagging strands, and learn how Okazaki fragments and RNA ligase make DNA replication possible.

DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

5. DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

Feeling lost in the thorny details of DNA replication? This lesson provides an overview of semi-conservative replication, with a focus on putting together all of the concepts involved. We'll review the work of each enzyme on our way to completing the big picture of DNA replication.

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