Ch 11: Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Nucleic Acids DNA and RNA chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about terms such as thymine, cytosine and guanine. 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 Nucleic Acids DNA and RNA 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 composition of nucleotides
Tuesday DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids and Phosphodiester Bonds The purpose of DNA
Wednesday DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine and Complementary Base Pairing An exploration of DNA's nitrogenous bases
Thursday DNA: Double Helix Structure and Hereditary Molecule An explanation of the transforming principle
Friday Differences Between RNA and DNA and Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA and rRNA) RNA's functions, and a look at the characteristics of its three types

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