Type:

Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Other

Description:

This resource is an interactive Web activity in which you find out how much DNA you share with different living things.

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

student-facing Genetics DNA Gene

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 1, as of 2008-08-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 1

Reviewer Comments:

From the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA comes this external link illustrating how much DNA humans share with other living things. The resource would benefit by some discussion of how to best use this in the classroom. As it works, students would mouse over each of the 6 pictures and simply read the percentage values. There are some additional side links of interest, including do-it-yourself labs on super tasting and spooling strawberry DNA. This is a great link but needs some work to become a lesson.
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