Nucleic Acids

Nucleic Acids

  1. Integration of New Terms and definitions.

  2. The Structure and roles of DNA and RNA within living things.

  3. Identification of patterns, and analysis of data for patterns.

  4.  Real world applications (relate scientific concepts to real and recent events).

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand the importance and nature of nucleic acids in biological molecules.

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This video introduces the two different types of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA. It also discusses the structure of a nucleotide and how they vary between nucleic acids.

Nucleic Acids Review Questions

This slide show asks you 5 questions about the previous video. You can check your answers at the end.