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    This activity demonstrates the specificity of viral vectors for target cells in gene therapy delivery methods using two approaches: 1) STYROFOAM® models demonstrate viral ligand binding to receptor...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this laboratory experiment, learners explore how effectively different sunscreens protect yeast cells from damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Learners may compare differing SPFs of the...

    Ages 8 - adult
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    In this activity, learners are challenged to track and record the passage of colored pom poms (representing genes) through generations of a family using a pedigree. Learners discover that common...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT) is a cloning method that involves transferring a nucleus from a somatic cell of the individual to be cloned to an enucleated egg. This activity simulates, step...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    This activity is a whole-group kinesthetic demonstration that shows learners what it means to be in a "risk group" for developing heart disease based on family history and genetics....

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners place cards featuring biological structures in order by their relative size from largest to smallest. The cards feature structures ranging from the carbon atom (340 pm)...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    University of Utah
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    In this activity, learners use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, and then translate it into a protein. This activity requires learners to have already constructed...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this activity, learners construct a 3-D paper model depicting how histone, acetyl and methyl molecules control access to DNA and affect gene DNA expression. This resource guide includes optional...

    Ages 14 - 18
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    In this simulation of synapses, learners act out communication at the neural level by behaving as pre-synaptic vesicles, neurotransmitters, post-synaptic receptors, secondary messengers and re...

    Ages 11 - 18
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    In this kinesthetic activity, learners move pom-pom "ions" across a membrane to simulate how an action potential is propagated along an axon. Conducted as a group activity, this color...

    Ages 11 - 18

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