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DNA Printable(** for Premium Members only)
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a long, spiraling molecule that carries the genetic codes that enable cells to reproduce. Although DNA was first isolated by Friedrich Miescher in 1869, it’s double helix structure wasn’t discovered until 1953 by James Watson and Francis Crick. For their groundbreaking work, Watson and Crick shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine with Maurice Wilkins.
DNA “is special, because it holds the code for every cell in your body. That’s right. Every cell in your body uses DNA as an instruction manual. If you want to take away the importance of that statement, you can say that DNA is just a long spiral chain of nucleotides. But it’s more. So much more.” Continue your biochemistry lesson by following the Next Stop button at the bottom of the article.
DNA from the Beginning
DNA from the Beginning is “an animated primer of 75 experiments that made modern genetics,” published by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and education institution. Each primer includes a description, an animated slideshow, a related video and links to related sites. The first one explores Gregor Mandel’s groundbreaking work in how various human traits are passed from generation to generation.
DNA Interactive is my pick-of-the-day, a great site to explore the exciting history of DNA science. Visit to examine the Timeline of DNA discovery, jump into the Code for a more in-depth lesson, or click on Manipulation to learn about the tools developed to work with DNA strands. With free registration, teachers can pick up lesson plans and worksheets. My favorite clicks are the PDF templates for making an origami DNA model in either color or black and white. You’ll find them in the Teacher’s Guide.
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Printable DNA Word Search
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Quote of the Week
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” ~~ Galileo ~~ (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Click this link to discover great quotes about intelligence.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Siege of the Alamo Begins Feb 23, 1836
Scientists Announce Dolly, Cloned From an Adult Sheep Feb 23, 1997
Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers) Feb 24, 1786
George Harrison’s Birthday Feb 25, 1943
Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 26, 2016
First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service Feb 28, 1827
Jim Watson and Francis Crick Discover the DNA Double Helix Feb 28, 1953
Leap Day Feb 29, 2016
Irish American Heritage Month March
National Craft Month March
National Nutrition Month March
Music in Our Schools Month March
Women’s History Month March
National Cheerleading Safety Month March
Salem Witch Hysteria Begins Mar 1, 1692