Ch 31: DNA & RNA - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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Brush up on your knowledge of DNA and RNA by exploring short lessons. Quizzes and a practice exam can reinforce lesson concepts and make the process of studying for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment easier.

DNA & RNA: ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you gauge your understanding of DNA and RNA as you study for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. After reviewing the lessons, you will be ready to:

  • Describe the chemical structure of nucleic acids and phosphodiester bonds
  • Share knowledge of adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine and complementary base pairing
  • Discuss knowledge of the double helix structure and hereditary molecule
  • Explain the differences between DNA and RNA, as well as types of RNA

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DNA & RNA: ORELA Middle Grades General Science Chapter Objectives

This DNA & RNA chapter covers topics found in the life science content domain of the assessment, which constitutes about 25% of the total test. Take advantage of resources you can use to simplify the process of studying for the exam. Along with comprehensive video lessons, access full transcripts that have helpful vocabulary words. You can also gauge your understanding of the lessons by taking self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

Educators who take the computer-based ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment are preparing to teach the subject in middle grades classrooms by earning the appropriate licensure. The test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts three hours. To pass, you must earn a minimum score of 228.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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