Alliance Cindy and Bill Simon Technology Academy
answer the corresponding highlighted question(s)
How are genetic disorders/diseases caused?
What is the difference between chromosomal and
Why is it possible that changing DNA sequences may or may not change the proteins that are produced inside of the cell?
How can we predict the traits of offspring based on their parents’ genetic makeup?
How can changing the DNA of organism
impact its traits?
What are some positive and negative uses of genetic engineering/biotechnology?
students will independently research and answer short answer questions
on genetics, focusing on protein synthesis and mutations
•BI4. c. Students know how mutations in the DNA sequence of a gene may or may not affect the expression of the gene or the se
quence of amino acids in an encoded protein.
c. Students know how genetic engineering (biotechnology) is used to produce novel biomedical and agricultural products.
•BI5. a. Students know the general structures and functions of DNA, RNA, and protein.
expl ai n
the genetic factors that i nfl uence the way we l ook.
recogni ze that DNA contai ns the genetic i nformation that determi nes the way we l ook.
expl ai n the structure and function of DNA, RNA, and protei ns.
predi ct the physi cal characteri stics of an organi sm
based on i ts genetic make up.
understand the general pathway by whi ch ri bosomes make proteins.
expl ai n the causes of gene and chromosomal mutations i n mul ticellular organi sms.
understand how changes i n DNA sequences can cause changes i n the protei ns tha
t are produced.
students will complete a multipl
e choice assessment on standard(s)
Genetics Quiz VI 4c
students will complete a multipl
e choice ass
essment on standard (s) 4c
Bloom’s level of this assessment:
All ranges, Genetics Quiz VI 4c
Comprehension, Application, Exit Slips
Computer Assisted Activity
complete interactive notes on the PPT listed above by editing, highlighting,
and posing further questions. They will add a summary slide to the PPT,
and write 3
5 sentences summarizing the main ideas from the
Genetic Disorders Introduction Part II.
students will independently examine a cartoon
strip summarizing the standards/content covered from last semester on genetics from last
semester. After completing this they will in small groups collaboratively mat
images of genetic diseases to their names using an online database. They will then
capture a screenshot of their score and answer several analysis questions._____ .
Variations in Gene Expression Chart
students will independently complete a char
covering the differences in gene expression in genetic diseases._____
US Discussion Guide: Chromosomal Mutations
students will observe several
short segments from US and engage in a discussion using key vocabulary
on chromosomal mutations.____
Mutant Fruit Flies Lab Online
students will in small groups complete an online lab during
which they will breed various mutant and wild type flies together, and analyze the
patterns of inheritance.____
Reading Guide: Do
students will in small groups collaboratively read an
article on the genetic causes of Down syndrome, and symptoms of this disorder. They will
answer several discussion questions in their small groups.___
etic Disorders Project
students will collaborati
vely complete a
multimedia research project on genetic,
providing an overvie
w of the various causes of
genetic disorders and
general information about a specific genetic disorder
then be allowed to select a
Web 2.0 tool to display their project.