Estimated Time: 8 weeks
Investigate how genetic information is encoded in nucleic acids.
Describe the relationships among genes, chromosomes, proteins, and hereditary traits.
Predict the outc
ome of monohybrid and dihybrid crosses.
Compare different modes of inheritance: sex linkage, co
dominance, multiple alleles, and polygenic traits.
Recognize how meiosis and sexual reproduction contribute to genetic variatio
n in a population.
Describe the connection between mutations and human genetic disorders.
Assess the scientific and ethical ramifications of emerging genetic technologies.
*TN Alternative Performance
ts (APBA) for students with disabilities
Prerequisite Skills: Observation, reading, basic math and research/computer skills.
Essential Question: What are the principal mechanisms by which living things reproduce and transmit
hereditary information from
parents to offspring?
Unit Vocabulary: DNA, RNA,
allele, dominance, recessive, homologous chromosomes ,cloning, transgenic organisms, stem cell research,
gamete, somatic cells, genetic engineering, DNA fingerprinting, dihybrid cross, diploid, haploid, het
erozygous, homozygous, crossing
karyotype, meiosis, nondisjunction, recombination, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, polygenic, sex
(deletion, substitution, inversion, translocation, insertion, frameshift), pedig
ree, DNA replication, transcription, translation (protein synthesis),
Chargaff’s Rule, codons, polypeptide
Course: Biology 3
State Performance Indicators
w genetic information is
encoded in nucleic acids.
relationships among genes,
chromosomes, proteins, and
outcome of monohybrid and
inheritance: sex linkage, co
multiple alleles, and
how meiosis and sexual
reproduction contribute to
genetic variation in a
mutations and human genetic
scientific and ethical
ramifications of emerging
Identify the structure and
function of DNA.
Associate the process of
ion with its biological
Recognize the interactions
between DNA and RNA during protein
Determine the probability of
a particular trait in an offspring based on
the genotype of the parents and the
ar mode of inheritance.
Apply pedigree data to
interpret various modes of genetic
Describe how meiosis is
involved in the production of egg and
Describe how meiosis and
contribute to genetic
variation in a population.
Determine the relationship
between mutations and human genetic
Evaluate the scientific and
ethical issues associated with gene
technologies: genetic engineering,
cloning, transgenic organisms production,
stem cell research, and DNA
Diagnose a disease
Create an offspring
DNA extraction from
a strawberry, pea, or
Write a persuasive
essay on cloning
Codon Wheel Game