Biology Unit 8 DNA Layered Assignments
Wabasso High School
1. Explain the relationships among DNA, genes and chromosomes.
2. Describe the process of DNA replication and the role of DNA and RNA in assembling protein molecules.
3. Recognize that the work of the cell is carried out primarily by proteins, most of which are enzymes, and that protein function depends on the amino acid sequence and the shape it takes as a consequence of the interactions between those amino acids.
4. Explain how mutations like deletions, insertions, rearrangements or substitutions of DNA segments in gametes may have no effect, may harm, or rarely may be beneficial, and can result in genetic variation within a species.
____ *1a. Write down three questions you have from video (VL-5 pts).
____ *1b. Perform the DNA extraction lab (BK-5 pts).
____ *1c. Summarize the relationship between DNA, genes and chromosomes (VL-5 pts).
____ 1d. Draw, color & label a picture of DNA. (VS-5 pts).
____ 1e. Make a model of DNA from beads and string. (BK-5 pts).
____ 1f. Complete DNA worksheet (VL-5 pts).
____ *2a. Complete worksheets in class (VL-5 pts).
____ 2b. Write and explain a summary of DNA replication (VL-5 pts).
____ 2c. Make a poster illustrating the process of DNA replication (VS-5 pts).
____ 2d. Model the process of DNA replication using clay (BK-5 pts).
____ 2e. Make a table or Venn diagram comparing DNA and RNA (LM-5 pts).
____ 2f. Make a poster comparing DNA and RNA (VS-5 pts).
____ 2g. Complete concept map
worksheet comparing DNA and RNA (VL-5 pts).
Days 6-8- Protein Synthesis
____ 2-3a. Complete protein synthesis worksheets (VL-10 pts).
____ 2-3b. Draw, label, and explain the process of protein synthesis (VS-10 pts).
____ 2-3c. In groups of 3-4, create a skit about the process of protein synthesis (BK, IE-10 pts).
____ 2-3d. With a partner, write a song about the process of protein synthesis (MU, IE-10 pts).
____ 2-3e. With a partner, create a game about protein synthesis (LM, VS, IE-10 pts).
____ *2-3f. Complete
MiniLab 11-1 pg. 299 (LM, VL-5 pts).
Days 9-10- Mutations
____ *4a. Complete mutation worksheets (VL-5 pts).
____ *4b. Complete Problem-Solving
Lab 11-3 pg. 305 and MiniLab 11-2 pg. 306 (LM, VL-5 pts).
Day 11-Test/Work Day
____ *All. Complete unit quiz- must get 7/10 in order to pass the unit (VL-10 pts).
____ All. Listen to lecture and take notes each day (VL) 1 2 3 4 5
____ All. Make vocabulary flashcards for all relevant terms in the unit (VL-5 pts).
____ All. Complete end of chapter questions pg. 311-313 #2-21, 23-26 (VL-10 pts).
____ All. Secretary position-
proofread and edit another student’s written assignment (VL-5 pts).
Days 12-13- Layer B lab days
Day 14- Layer A work day/All assignments due
____ *1. Build a
DNA model with a partner or group of three. Be able to identify
the parts of the model and take your model through protein synthesis
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LAYER A- CRITICAL THINKING & ANALYSIS OF REAL WORLD ISSUES (15 points)
Using 2 resources cited
below, either write a 1 page paper or create a 6 slide powerpoint presentation
exploring one of the questions below. When answering questions
the first paragraph should be an introduction, the second paragraph
should give information (pro and con), and the last paragraph or slide
should include your conclusion and opinion on the question posed.
Make sure you tie your question in to the material discussed in class.
____ 1. Can mutations be helpful or are they always bad? Explain with two specific mutation examples.
____ 2. What are the most important milestones in DNA discovery?
____ 3. Research the Human Genome Project. When was it finished? What were its goals? Who was involved in it? What are the possible benefits of mapping the human genome?
____ 4. Research
proteomics. Explain what it is and what its use might be in the future
of medicine. Describe one of the main companies that are currently working
in the field of proteomics.
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Total Grade: _____ / 100 Parent/Guardian Signature: _____________________________