Dates
State Standards / Objectives
Learning Activities
Nov 8 Mon (periods 1,5)
Students will know the genetic basis of Mendel's principle of dominance and law of segregation.

1) structure of a flower worksheet
2) In praise of Mendel
3) Coin tossing and Genetic Outcomes Lab

Nov 9 Tues (periods 4,6)
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Nov 10 Wed (periods 1,5)
Students will know the genetic basis of Mendel's principle of dominance and law of segregation. 1) Finish Coin Tossing lab
2) Polygenic traits lab
Nov 12 Fri (periods 4,6
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Nov 15 (periods 1,4,5,6)
Students will use their knowledge of Mendel's experiments and probability to work human genetics problems. 1) finish polygenics traits lab (any part of lab not finished is homework).
2) human genetics probems
Nov 16 (1,5)
Students will predict the traits of their offspring for 31 facial traits 1) human genetics problems with Cystic Fibrosis
2) Baby Face Lab
Nov 17 ( 2,4)
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Nov 18 (1,5)
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Nov 19 (4,6)
 
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Nov 22 (1,4,5,6)
Students will solve human genetics problems applying their knowledge of the above standards. 1) Test review for genetics and practice Vocab Review
2) human genetics probems
Nov 23 (1,5)
Students will show their mastery of Mendelian genetics, types of traits, and probability problems. 1) Test on Genetics
2) Baby Show (Family Portrait) with the baby drawing due
Nov 24 (4,6)
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Nov 29 (1,4,5,6)
Students will know that a multicellular organism develops from a single zygote that got its genotype at fertilization. 1) Hand back genetics test and introduce "Superstars"
2) Introduce mitosis and the cell cycle
Nov 30 (1,5)
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1) Finish mitosis introduction
2) Video: Biologix Cell Cycle, Mitosis, and Cytoplasmic Division
3) Use 2 colors of pencils to color in mitosis events
4) Calculating the time for mitosis lab
5) Vocab to know & Quia Practice Site

Dec 1 (4,6)

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Dec 2 (1,5)
Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type.

1) Homework due: a) Vocab up through "cell cycle" defined & b) graph of onion root tip mitosis data and 3 questions.
2) Meiosis & gamete formation video
3) Meiosis Project
4) Finish Family Portraits

Dec 3 (4,6)
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Dec 6 (4,6)
Students will know meiosis is an early step in sexual reproduction in which the pairs of chromosomes separate and segregate randomly during cell division to produce gametes containing one chromosome of each type. 1) finish meiosis cards
2) cell division test review
3) teach parents about cell division using meiosis cards
Dec 7(1,5)
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Dec 8 (1,4,5,6)
Students will demonstrate proficiency on cell division related standards. 1) cell division test review powerpoint
Dec 9 (1,5)
Students will demonstrate proficiency on cell division related standards. 1) Cell division test
2) Video on "Body Snatchers"
3) Homework Q 1-5 p 294
Dec 10 (4,6)
Students will demonstrate proficiency on cell division related standards. 1) Cell division test
2) Video on "Body Snatchers"
3) Homework Q 1-5 p 294
Dec 13
Students will know the general structures and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein. 1) Q 1-5 p 294 due
2) History of DNA Discovery video & lesson
Dec 14
Students will know the general structures and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein. 1) DNA structure & replication
2) Marshmallow model
3) Transcription & Translation
4) Coding activity
Dec 15
 
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Dec 16
  1) Vocab Due (practice on Quia)
2) Do you know how to code ver1, ver 2, ver 3, ver 4?
3) Pedigrees for holiday gatherings
Dec 17
  DNA MODEL EXTRA CREDIT
Jan 03 Mon
Students will know the general structures and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein. 1) Review of DNA, replication, transcription, & translation by students role playing molecules
Jan 04 Tues
Students will know the structure of DNA, RNA, and protein and be able to analyze pedigrees for dominant, recessive, & sex-linked traits.

1) Transcription & Translation Role Playing
2) Pedigree Analysis

Jan 15 Wed
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Jan 06 Thurs
Students know how mutations in the DNA sequence of a gene may or may not affect the expression of the gene or the sequence of amino acids in an encoded protein. 1) Review of pedigrees using Human Albinism.
2) Review of DNA words & processes
3) Graphic organizer of mutations
Jan 07 Fri
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Jan 10 Mon
(6th Mr. C Eval)
Students illustrate how mutations in the DNA sequence of a gene affects the protein outcome and how chromosome differences can affect offspring traits. (expanded lesson plan) 1) Discussion & illustration of mutation types. Use and add to mutations graphic organizer.
2) Karyotyping humans to determine some offspring traits. (female 1/2, male 1/2, spreads)
3) Chromosomal disorders
Jan 11 Tues
   
Jan 12 Wed
minimum day
(bring cuc & celery for salad luncheon)
Review for Test

Review for Test:

1) Powerpoint Review for broadband (wait for file to load and allow active x)
2) Powerpoint for dial up

Jan 13 Thur
Students will demonstrate their mastery of the above state standards. 1) Test last minute review and questions
2) Test over DNA and Heredity
3) Questions 1-4 p 326
4) Movie Genetic Engineering
Jan 14 Fri
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Jan 18 Tues

5c: Students know how genetic engineering (biotechnology) is used to produce novel biomedical and agricultural products.

1) Tests returned from previous week
2) Genetic Engineering techniques discussed (fingerprinting, electrophoresis)
3) Current events on genetic engineering
4) Video on genetic engineering
Jan 19 Wed
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Jan 20 Thurs
 

Semester Test Review

State & District Standards for 1st semester