Our DNA lesson plan introduces students to the basics of DNA. This lesson helps develop sound research practices and leverages collaborative learning as students utilize resources to complete activities. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to research DNA uses online, which they then share with the class, strengthening their presentation skills. Students are also asked to match terms with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define DNA and clearly explain how DNA is the essential and necessary molecule for life.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7