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The Structure and Function of the Genome

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recall that all organisms store heritable genetic information in their genome inside cells.

  • Recognise that the genome is made of a chemical substance called DNA.

  • Distinguish between the terms DNA, chromosome, gene and genome.

  • Apply the idea that cells use the information coded in regions of the genome called genes as instructions to make structural and functional proteins.

  • Apply the idea that cells use the information stored in other regions of the genome to control when genes are used.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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