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DNA / DNA Fingerprinting


Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0007
Format : DVD

DNA - What is DNA and why is it so important to life? Host David Heil learns from expert Dr. Bruce Dan that DNA holds the recipe for all of life. David plays the part of RNA and transfers some DNA code to the Ribosome to create a protein. Students will learn why DNA is the "blueprint" of the human body and how biology is based on combinations of only 20 amino acids.

Concepts: Biology, chemistry, heredity and reproduction, life science, models.

DNA Fingerprinting - How is DNA used to solve a crime? Host Brian Hackney and crime expert Carla Finis investigate a crime scene to find out how DNA and DNA fingerprinting works. Carla displays the results of the DNA fingerprinting and discovers the culprit. Your students learn how scientists can read a DNA sequence to help determine a child's father or mother, and how DNA fingerprinting is being used to identify suspects in criminal cases.

Concepts: Life science, forensics, models

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

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Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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