double helix paper

Race for the Double Helix  

Write a 2 page synopsis of the movie, Double Helix, using the following outline for your summary. Your grade will be based on the amount of specific facts you include from the movie.  

Introduction:

  • How did Watson meet Crick
  • Where did Watson and Crick work
  • Where did Franklin work
  • The “race”
  • The “prize”

“One of the Believers”

  • Who were the believers
  • What did they believe in
  • How was Watson’s sister to help
  • Why was Linus Pauling a threat

“Buried treasure”

  • Why was Wilkins helpful
  • Why wasn’t Franklin helpful
  • Who was Franklin ’s assistant
  • What types of DNA did Franklin find
  • What type did she spend most of her research time on and why?
  • Tell about the 1st model Watson and Crick built and what was the problem

“She Hasn’t Seen It”

  • What did Franklin miss
  • Why didn’t Wilkins go ahead and build the model
  • Watson & Crick had to get permission from the head of the Cavendish Institute for what to be done
  • Who determined how the bases fit together and how did they do this?
  • Where did they end up putting the phosphates
  • How were Watson & Crick able to finally build the DNA model
  • What was Wilkins part?

Conclusion

  • Who got credit for finding the structure of DNA
  • What was Rosalind Franklin’s response when she saw the model that Watson & Crick built