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Building a Paper Model of CRISPR-Cas9

In this hands-on activity, students build a paper model to explore how CRISPR-Cas9 is used to edit genes.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
Modeling the Structure of DNA

In this activity, students build a paper model of DNA and use their model to explore key structural features of the DNA double helix. This activity can be used to complement the short film The Double Helix.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — AP/IB
College
CRISPR-Cas9 Mechanism & Applications

This interactive module explores how CRISPR-Cas9 technology works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
“Fixing” Gene Expression

In this hands-on activity, students review the steps of eukaryotic gene expression and learn how this knowledge can be used to treat different genetic conditions. The activity reinforces concepts covered in the Click & Learn “Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine.”

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

This interactive module uses the central dogma as a model for exploring how modern molecular biology technologies can be used to treat different genetic conditions.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

This activity allows students to model how the anti-HIV drug AZT (azidothymidine) interferes with the process of viral replication.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Microbiology
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Viral DNA Integration

In this hands-on activity, students model how a double-stranded DNA copy of the HIV genome is integrated into the host cell DNA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
DNA Profiling Activity

This multipart activity is designed to give students a firm understanding of genetic profiling using short tandem repeats (STRs), which is a process used by forensics labs around the world.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Case Studies
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
CSI Wildlife

This interactive module allows students to use DNA profiling and related biological concepts to solve two cases of elephant poaching.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Environmental Science
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

This activity can be used in conjunction with the short film The Double Helix. It introduces students to the classic experiment by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl, which revealed that DNA replication follows the semiconservative model.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Lessons
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Activity for The Double Helix

This activity explores the concepts and research presented in the short film The Double Helix, which tells the story of the discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Science Practices
Film Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College