DNA Replication Concept Map

The following is a list of terms to include in your concept map.  Your task is to show how you understand the connections between these terms.  You must use all of the terms in this list and will probably want to add others.   You are creating a concept map (example below), not a drawing of DNA replication.  Your concept map should be a web of many paired terms, not straight lines, and should include pictures/drawings/sketches. No two concepts maps are the same.  You should do this in table groiups.


  1. Open Padlet and sign in using your student TTSD Google Account.
  2. One person per group create a “Canvas” Padlet (this allows you to connect items with link words like we have done with paper concept maps) and share with your group members.
  3. The owner of the Padlet, change the other user settings to “can administer” under the “share” option; this allows all users to move and modify all aspects on the Padlet.
  4. Include the following vocabulary in your concept map
  5. “Turn-in” your concept map by saving the map as a picture.  Click on the “Share” icon and then select “Share/Export/Embed.”  Export your map as an image and upload to the assignment.


  1. Create a concept map using white board markers and the large white boards in the lab station.  Take a picture and turn in on classroom.  Clean up your white board

  • Helicase
  • DNA Ligase
  • Leading Strand
  • DNA Polymerase III
  • Overall Direction of Replication
  • Lagging Strand
  • Template DNA Strand

  • DNA Polymerase I
  • Replication Fork
  • 5’
  • Okazaki Fragment(s)
  • Semi-Conservative Replication
  • 3’
  • New DNA Strand
  • RNA Primase

Example concept map that was created for a cell organelle unit.

Steps to constructing a Concept Map

Brainstorming Phase: 

Organizing Phase: 

Layout Phase: 

Linking Phase: 

Finalizing the Concept Map: