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Learning Exercise: The DNA Gazette

Title:
The DNA Gazette
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Description:
General biology students work in groups to produce a 1953 issue of the newspaper, The DNA Gazette to communicate their knowledge of DNA structure.
Course: General Biology 1

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Submitted by:
JoDale Ales
Date Last Modified:
February 03, 2008

Exercise

Students research Watson's and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA using
the MERLOT website "DNA from the Beginning". They report their knowledge in a
1953 issue of The DNA Gazette daily newspaper.
Individual student contributions to the newspaper include articles on DNA
structure, historical and societal events in 1953, predictions for the future,
an interview with Watson, Crick, Wilkins, and Franklin, public reaction to the
discovery (editorial and letter to the editor), an advertisement, and a cartoon.

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Topics

molecular genetics

Learning Objectives

The students will use Microsoft Publisher to print a newspaper that communicates visually and in writing their understanding of DNA structure and its discovery by James Watson and Francis Crick.