Designer Genes

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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Designer Genes


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TEACHER NOTES





OVERVIEW



Genes, chromosomes, heredity, genetic engineering, gene therapy,
and cloning will be investigated using the Internet.


An instructional
digital video will be produced to present findings and demonstrate
ap
plied understanding.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE:

Ability to navigate the Internet, keyboarding skills, use of a digital
video camera and digital video editing software.

TEACHER PREP TIME:

varies (30 minutes to 2 hours)

Preview links in
Resources
.


Become fa
miliar with using a digital
camera (if necessary) and digital video editing software (if necessary).

DELIVERABLES:

Students will create a digital video.





EVALUATION / GRADING:

Questions in
Steps

will be marked out of 60.

Student's final projects will

be evaluated using a checklist.

Running short on time?

Shorten the length of the video to 5
-
10 minutes (from 10
-
15).


Want to take this another step?


1. Have the students add a controversial news piece on genetic
engineering (mock
60 Minutes

episode for

example).

2. See
Genetic Engineering

lesson plan.


More Information



Teacher Tips:

Host a video night (or afternoon) where parents, teachers, community
members and other classes can view the videos.



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What kind of
genes

are you wearing?


I am not t
alking about your pants.


What are genes? What is heredity?


Why do some people have brown hair or green eyes?


Let's find out!



You will need a

computer with Internet access, a word
processor, a digital video camera and digital video
editing software.



What are Genes?

http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/what_is_gene_p2.html


Genetics
-

Chromosomes

http://library.thinkquest.org/18258/chromosome.htm


Human Cloning

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~jones/tmp352/projects98/group1/how.ht
ml


Human Gene Therapy

http://www.georgetown.edu/research/nrcbl/scopenotes/sn24.htm


Your Genes, Your choice

http://www.ornl.gov/hgmis/publicat/genechoice/contents.html


Genetic SCience Learning Centre

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/


Classical Genetics

(spend some time investigating this rich site)

http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/1/concept/index.html




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Gene School: Cloning

http://library.thinkquest.org/28
599/cloning.htm


Gene Shool: Gene Therapy

http://library.thinkquest.org/28599/gene_therapy.htm


Gene School: Heridity

http://library.thinkquest.org/28599/heredity.htm


Use the links in
Steps

to answer the following questions.


1.

What is a gene?

2.

What is a chromosome?

3.

What is the relationship between genes and chromosomes?

4.

What role did
Thoma
s Hunt Morgan

play in the discovery of
heredity?

5.

What is genetic engineering?

6.

What is gene therapy?

7.
What is cloning?

8.

Who is "Dolly"?

9.

Discuss, in your own words, the disadvantages and advantages of
genetic advancements.




Working within a g
roup you are going to produce a video entitled
"Designer Genes."



Your video will cover all of the topics covered in
Steps
.

-
Genes

-
Chromosomes

-
Heredity

-
Genetic Engineering

-
Gene Therapy

-
Cloning


Include your own opinion.

Conduct interviews

(live a
nd/or staged).


Include other people's opinions.


Your informative video will run 10
-
15 minutes in length.



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Include images and music.


Suggestion
-

have one member of the group host the video

(ask the questions and present information)

while the other me
mbers are interviewed and pose as

"actors".


Use video editing software to compile the final version of your video.


Add credits which include all members of the group.


The length of the final product will vary.

10
-
20 minutes is a good

length of time to a
im for.


Good luck!



Questions in
Steps

will be marked out of 60.


Your video will be evaluated using the following checklist.

Checklist / 100

Designer Genes Video



Content Depth


Creativity


Video Quality (lighting and sound)


Opinion Present and Supported by Research


Video Editing


Includ
e Credits


Notes:



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Share your video with the other groups in your class.


Discuss your findings.