Weblinks - Genes, Chromosomes & The Discovery of DNA

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Biology WebQuest 1 - Standard

Genes, Chromosomes & The Discovery of DNA

- Introduction & Process - - Weblinks - - Conclusion -


Weblinks 1

The links below will help you explore the meaning of the terms genes and chromosomes. Your challenge is to explain on the WebQuest sheet what genes and chromosomes are in your own words.

Definitions can be used with audio.


More definitions:


Bill Nye video:



Weblinks 2

Your chromosomes are made from DNA. Visit the website below and on your WebQuest research sheet sketch part of a DNA molecule and describe what it is like.


Click on the link to science from Norfolk and explain on your WebQuest sheet how DNA explains why we look like our parents.


Weblinks 3

You look like your mum and dad because of your genes. Watch the two videos below to explain where your genes come from.


Watch the first minute of this video for more help.


Use this activity from GCSE Bitesize for more help.


Weblinks 4

The structure of DNA was first recognised in 1953. Visit the websites below and on your WebQuest research sheet explain how the structure of DNA was discovered.


Weblinks 5

In the past, science has been dominated by men, and sometimes even when women were involved their efforts were not properly recognised. Thankfully, modern society is very different, and female scientists regularly make important scientific discoveries and win Nobel prizes for science. Follow the links below and on your WebQuest research sheet describe the work done in the discovery of DNA by the scientists Rosalind Franklin, Francis Crick, James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.


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