McCarter Biology

Biology IS Life

DNA & RNA Paper lab


Learning Objectives:  to identify the molecules that make up DNA; use cut-outs to construct a molecule of DNA and show how it replicates; identify the molecules that make up RNA; explain how RNA trnscribes the nitrogen bases of DNA; compare and contrast DNA and mRNA structure.

Key Concepts:  DNA structure, nucleotides, base pairing (Chargaff’s Rule), DNA replication, RNA structure, mRNA, transcription.

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adenine green

guanine yellow

cytosine pink

thymine blue

uracil white


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