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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.
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The Atomic Components of DNA and RNA

The acronym DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid. The acronym RNA stands for ribonucleic acid. DNA and RNA are large biological molecules (also known as macromolecules) that encode the genetic information of all known living things. They encode, in biochemical terms, the language of life.

The elements found in DNA and RNA include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus.


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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932


Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education