The following classroom-ready resources complement The Double Helix. This short film describes the evidence that led James Watson and Francis Crick to the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA and how the structure immediately revealed how genetic information is stored and inherited.
These guides and quiz support the short film The Double Helix. The “At a Glance Film Guide” provides a short summary of the film, along with key concepts and ties to selected curricula and textbooks. The “In-Depth Film Guide for Teachers” includes a more detailed summary and background information, discussion points, lists of related resources and references, and answers to the accompanying student “Quiz.” The "Quiz" is designed as a summative assessment that probes student understanding of the key concepts addressed in the film. These documents are updated as new information and resources become available.
Note: The In-Depth-Guide was revised October 2014 to include film pause points and discussion questions.
NGSS (April 2013)
MS-LS3.A, MS-LS3.B, MS-ETS1.B, MS-PS1.B, HS-PS2.B, HS-PS4.C, HS-LS1.A, HS.LS3.A, HS.LS3.B
3.3, 3.4, 7.1, 7.2