Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

This is a part of The Double Helix
Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

Summary

This activity can be used in conjunction with the short film The Double Helix. It introduces students to the classic experiment by Matthew Meselson and Franklin Stahl, which revealed that DNA replication follows the semiconservative model.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
: HS-LS3-1, HS-LS1.A, HS-LS3.A
Common Core (2010)
: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4
AP Biology (2012-2013)
3.A.1, 3.A.2, 4.A.1, S.P.1, S.P.5, S.P.6
IB Biology (2009)
2.5, 3.3, 3.4, 7.1, 7.2