Ch 11: DNA & RNA Overview Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The DNA and RNA Overview chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about DNA structure and the differences between DNA and RNA. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the DNA and RNA Overview chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids and Phosphodiester Bonds The functions of nucleic acids and DNA
Tuesday DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids and Phosphodiester Bonds The nucleotide's three parts
Wednesday DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine and Complementary Base Pairing DNA's four bases and their role in creating protein
Thursday DNA: Double Helix Structure and Hereditary Molecule A look at the transforming principle and the composition of a double helix structure
Friday Differences Between RNA and DNA and Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA and rRNA) The functions of the three kinds of RNA

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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