Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

2019

Series

VA SEA 2019 Lesson Plans

Abstract

This lesson invites students to work together to identify a mystery DNA sample using state of the art biotechnology.

After identifying the organism, they can work with another group of students to hypothesize about how the different organisms are related to one another. Students will learn that the samples are connected through the nitrogen cycle! This gives students an introduction to scientific molecular techniques and environmental nitrogen cycling.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25773/xh0p-cm40

Keywords

Secondary Education, Lesson Plans, molecular techniques, nitrogen cycle

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

Publication Statement

This lesson was developed in alignment with the 2010 Virginia Department of Education’s Science Standards of Learning.

Funding

VA SEA is supported by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Virginia Sea Grant, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Program.

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