Science & Engineering Practices

Understanding Experimental Design & The Basics of Biology

Lesson 1: 

DNA Extraction Lab

For the DNA UNIT

Question(s): Do all living organisms have the same structure of DNA and is DNA found in both living and non-living things?

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We did not complete the lab in class, therefore we will complete it as a group discussion, however the conclusion questions will be answered independently.  Feel free to use household items to extract DNA from any foods listed on the lab, it is completely safe and non-toxic.

Lesson 1: 

Experimental Design

August 14-15

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Supplemental Videos

SciShow: Scientific Method & Troubles

Khan Academy: Scientific Method

Lesson 3: 

Characteristics of Life Day 

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Science Classroom: What is Biology?

Amoeba Sisters: Levels of Organization

Lesson 4: 

Biochemistry: Structure of Atoms & the Periodic Table

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The Octet Rule

Mass Number vs. Atomic Mass

Crash Course: The Periodic Table

Atomic Mass: Introduction

Valance Electrons & The Periodic Table

Crash Course: Chemical Bonds

Lesson 5: 

Biochemistry: Properties of Water

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Can You Picture It?

Sharing electrons

Taking electrons

Supplemental Videos

Crash Course: Liquid Awesome

TedEd: Polarity of Water

Ameoba Sisters: Properties of Water

Why is water important?