Monday, April 6, 2009

James Dewey Watson (1928 - ) Was Born

James Watson is an American molecular biologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA - the double helix. For this Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

- Wikipedia

Lesson Plan Information
Title: Making DNA Jewelry Models
Objectives: This hands-on activity helps students construct a model of DNA to learn DNA structure to better understand protein synthesis. Impaired students can make a model using larger beads.
Grade Level: 4-12
Subject: Biology / Biochemistry
Materials: Seed beads, jewelry wire, key rings, earring wires, clasps, fishing line.
Time Needed: Two class periods
Provided by: Access Excellence @ the National Health Museum (Author: Catherine Ross, Berkley High School)

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