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KS3/4 Science - Cancer and the Genome: The Lesson

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Summary

Science teacher, Lucy Hutt, gives an extended lesson on DNA and proteins, as well as cancer and its underlying causes before her pupils view "Cancer and The Genome". Pupils also perform a bacterial transformation experiment that involves putting a 'glow' gene from a jellyfish into a bacterium called E. Coli.

The pupils demonstrate an amazing knowledge of DNA and make insightful comments about diseases like skin cancer. They also arrive at some thoughtful conclusions about the programme.

To conclude, Lucy presents the results of her bacterial transformation experiment and is able to show her pupils how the bacteria now has an eerie green glow.

Published : Oct 2005

15 mins

Roles

Secondary Teacher

Subjects

Secondary Science

Biology

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