Drag-and-Drop DNA: Novel Technique Aiding Development of New Cancer Drugs

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Resource ID#: 157330 Primary Type: Text Resource

General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: nanotechnology, DNA, chemotherapy, cancer, radiation, drag and drop, drug development, chemical synthesis, NSF, text complexity
Instructional Component Type(s): Text Resource
Resource Collection: STEM Reading Resources

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Lesson Plan

Some Assembly Required: Fighting Cancer with DNA:

This lesson utilizes an informational text intended to support reading in the content area. The article describes a new nanotechnology technique that uses computers to rapidly and accurately assemble molecules that can fight cancer. The article also emphasizes how scientific research is supported monetarily through public (NSF) and private partnerships. The lesson plan includes a note-taking guide, text-dependent questions, a writing prompt, answer keys, and a writing rubric. Numerous options to extend the lesson are also included.

Type: Lesson Plan