Cell Reproduction & Genetics

Whiteboard shot of "steps to writing a research paper"

Update: CBE style has been changed to CSE (Council of Science Editors)

 

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You will know you have a journal article if it is formatted like a science lab: Abstract, Background, Methods, Results, and Discussion. They are where scientist make their findings known.

Mock research paper using CSE style literature cited.

Research Paper Assignment

2008-9 Exemplary Paper turned in by Vanessa Zin (appendix not included in file)

Exemplary Paper in PDF

Rubric for Evaluation

Schedule Dates

State Standards / Objectives


Instructional Activities

Nov 17

 

 

Students will know the role of chromosomes in determining an individual's sex.

Students will know why approximately half of an individual's DNA sequence comes from each parent.

1) Results of Photosynthesis & Respiration test discussed
2) The "Chrom" words & Karyotypes

normal female, normal male, down syndrome, turner syndrome, Kleinfelter syndrome

Nov 30

Mon

Periods 1,3,5

Students will know only certain cells in a multicellular organism undergo meiosis.

1) 1st Semester Research Paper Assignment
2) Mitosis Stages
3) Cell Cycle
4) Online Mitosis Stages Tutorial

Homework: Vocab and Cues for Cell Reproduction (see pic of vocab words on board )

Dec 1

Tues

Periods 1,3,5

Students will know only certain cells in a multicellular organism undergo meiosis.

1) Mitosis Stages (finish)
2) Cell Cycle discussion
3) Time for Mitosis Lab

Homework: Meiosis Summary

Dec 3

Thurs

Periods 1,3,5

Students will know only certain cells in a multicellular organism undergo meiosis.

1) Meiosis Summary
2) Act out Meiosis
3) Research paper discussion
4) "Engagements" to Genetics Studies Partners

Homework: a) Cell Reproduction vocab test on Tuesday (next week Wed is a minimum day) b) Research paper proposal: What is your topic? Why are you interested in it? and Do you have enough authored sources (3 of 6 required on Tuesday printed out)

Dec 8

Tues

Periods 1,3,5

  1) Cell Reproduction Vocab Test
2) Gender inheritance
3) Dominant & Recessive inheritance
4) Genetics Lab on facial characteristics

Dec 9

Wed (min day)

Perids 1-6

  1) Review of traits
2) Intermediate inheritance discussion
3) Genetics Lab on facial characteristics

Dec 10

Thurs

Periods 1,3,5

 

1) Review of traits
2) Polygenic traits lab
3) Genetics Lab on facial characteristics

Homework: Mendel Questions

Feb 2
Tues

Periods 1,3,5

 

1) Family pedigree basics
2) Polydactyly pedigree
3) Blood typing
4) Blood typing activity

Homework: do a pedigree for an interesting trait in your family; Vocab & cues

Feb 4

Thurs

 

1) Sex-linked / X-linked traits questions
-Colorblindness test video
-Hue Vue application video
2) Pedigrees (analyzing pedigrees to see what kind of trait is an impossibility)

Feb 9

Tues

  1) pedigree quiz on dominant, recessive, & sex-linked traits
2) sex-influenced traits
3) Hardy-Weinberg problems
4) human genetics test review

Feb 16

Tues

  1) Human Genetics Test
2) Outline DNA Technology section from book
3) Vocab & Cues from DNA Tech section
Feb 18
  1) Go over test
2) DNA technology discussion
3) Transgenic organisms