Race: DNA

Race: DNA


To reinforce understanding of DNA, label the parts of this schematic diagram.

In these screenshots from Our Molecular Selves, you should work alone to label the parts of the illustration and include these five terms in your Learning Letter home to teach family and friends about the Central Dogma of the Biology of Variation.

That DNA --> RNA --> Proteins.

Place the number on the correct structure:

  1. RNA polymerase copying DNA into RNA so it can enter the cytoplasm to direct protein production
  2. Chromosome
  3. Letter names of 4 types of base pairs, in correct pairs
  4. Amino acid assembly into proteins. Proteins do all the work in every cell.
  5. DNA double helix




These images are from the Our Molecular Selves video, part of the RACE:
Exploring our Molecular Selves project from the American Anthropological
Association. They are used here with permission.


To check for knowledge, pair up with a partner and do "Partner Point"—where the partner points to any part of the schematic, and you respond with an explanation of its name and function.

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