DNA Molecule Activity Genetics High School Molecular Biology
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The Genetics Student Handout begins with sections that help students to understand basic principles of genetics, including (1) how genotype influences phenotype via the effects of genes on protein structure and function and (2) how genes are transmitted from parents to offspring through the processes of meiosis and fertilization. Then, a coin flip activity models the probabilistic nature of inheritance and Punnett square predictions; this helps students understand why the characteristics of children in many real families deviate from Punnett square predictions. Additional concepts covered include polygenic inheritance, incomplete dominance, and how a new mutation can result in a genetic condition that was not inherited. The Genetics Supplement Student Handout includes (1) an alternative version of the introduction to genetic principles that does not require model chromosomes; (2) an analysis of the genetics of sex determination that helps students understand the probabilistic nature of inheritance; and (3) analyses of the molecular basis of sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait, including the multiple phenotypic effects of a single gene and a pedigree analysis. (NGSS)
High School Biology Protein Synthesis Activity PDF …
After presenting this activity in a professional development session for Philadelphia high school biology teachers in February, 2009, we have prepared this revised version of the Student Handout with multiple revisions to clarify the biology and the instructions and questions for the students. The newly revised Teacher Preparation Notes for this activity include some additional suggestions for discussion and modifications to adapt the activity, depending on your specific learning objectives.
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Erik Johnson at River Valley High School has prepared an animation of the modeling activity; this animation is available in the attachment below.
West Boca High School: Protein Synthesis Activity
In this activity, students first learn about the structure and functions of starch and protein and the basics of the synthesis of starch, amino acids and proteins. Then, students learn about scientific investigation by carrying out key components of the scientific method, including developing experimental methods, generating hypotheses, designing and carrying out experiments to test these hypotheses and, if appropriate, using experimental results to revise the hypotheses. Students carry out two experiments which test whether starch and protein are found in some or all foods derived from animals or plants or both. (NGSS)