Lesson Plan 13: DNA replication
DNA replication (Page 66 of the Teacher's Pack)
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Suitable for: 14-16 years
Curriculum and learning links:
- Describe the structure of DNA
- Explain the process of DNA replication
- Discuss the ethics of anti-ageing technology
Clip 35: Live forever - Liz asks if we can live forever and explains that on average naked mole rats live ten times longer than other similar sized mammals. Liz introduces DNA replication and demonstrates this concept with the help of some student volunteers.
Clip 36: The ageing process - Liz investigates why it appears that telomeres are key to the ageing process.