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Biology 0403

Standard IV-Objective 3 Genetics

Standard IV: Students will understand that genetic information coded in DNA is passed from parents to offspring by sexual and asexual reproduction. The basic structure of DNA is the same in all living things. Changes in DNA may alter genetic expression.
Objective 3: Explain how the structure and replication of DNA are essential to heredity and protein synthesis.

Enduring Understanding:
The genetic information in DNA provides the instructions for assembling protein molecules in cells. The code used is virtually the same for all organisms. Alterations in the code may alter the genetic expression in the organism.

"I Can" statements:

  1. I can draw a simple model of DNA.
  2. I can describe how DNA directs the assembly of proteins?
  3. I can explain and give an example showing how a mutation in DNA affects genetic expression.
  4. I can summarize the historical discoveries that led to our present understanding of DNA.

Assessment
Multiple Choice/Essay Test         TranslatingDNA-Performance Test          Curriculum Map 

Learning
Plan

Learning Activity Technology Application Lab Inquiry Lab Discussion Audio-Visual Reading/ Writing Students Teach Demonstration
Biology Core Tracker
Building
Vocabulary
X
X
Protein
Synthesis Models
X
X
Biological
Balderdash
X
X
Extracting
DNA
X
CSI
X
X
CSI
grid (for transparency)
X
Making Sentences of DNA
X
Origami DNA
X
Genetics Science Learning Center
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Sally's Candy Factory
X
X
Stem Cells Breakthrough (NOVA)
X
Proposition Support
X
Mutant Raddishes
X
Find a Gene (NEW) X X
Biotech Timeline