Students will be able to
- describe the structure of a nucleotide as being a phosphate group, pentose sugar (either ribose or deoxyribose), and a nitrogen containing base,
- recall that the nitrogenous bases are adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine in DNA, or uracil in RNA, and the base pairings that occur,
- state that a nucleic acid is formed from many nucleotides, joined by condensation reactions,
- compare and contrast the structures of DNA and RNA,
- explain the importance of DNA in storing genetic material and safely transferring genetic information between organisms.