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TEST REVIEW




WEDNESDAY 12/10:
TEST TODAY


TUESDAY 12/9:
  • We reviewed in class by going over the cell parts and their functions
  • We reviewed the steps involved in making proteins
  • We answered any questions students had on the genetics test review paper.

TEST TOMORROW
MONDAY 12/8:
  • ** EQ:
    • How are DNA and RNA different? How are they similar?
    • How are proteins made?
    • What is RNA?

    • We reviewed Mitosis and Meiosis
    • We compared DNA and RNA using a VENN diagram
    • We then learned how DNA makes RNA and RNA carries the message (recipe) to the ribosome to create a protein. The protein travels along the ER (endoplasmic reticulum) to the Golgi Bodies where it is packaged and transported out of the cell.
      • We watched how DNA makes RNA. Video 1
      • We watched how a protein is made when RNA goes to the ribsosome. Video 2
    • We cut out and pasted the steps to how a protein is made (handout below)











HOMEWORK: Test on Wednesday
FRIDAY 12/5:
  • EQ:
    • What is RNA?
    • How are proteins made?
  • We watched Brain pop (see Mrs. Hess for username and password) video on RNA.
  • We completed a venn diagram on RNA and DNA
  • We used a floor model to illustrate how DNA makes RNA which makes a protein. Students were the RNA, the Ribosome, and the Amino Acids.






HOMEWORK: Test on Wednesday
THURSDAY 12/4:
  • EQ
    • What is Meiosis?
    • How does meiosis differ from mitosis?
  • Meiosis is the process used to create sex cells (sperm and egg); It differs from Mitosis in that it has an extra division of the chromosomes.
  • We reviewed the process of meiosis and mitosis using the paintings on the floor and human chromosomes.
  • We then completed drawings/models on the desks using the markers and pipe cleaners (as the chromosomes).
HOMEWORK: Test on Wednesday
WEDNESDAY 12/3
  • EQ
    • How has the human genome project advanced our knowledge of human traits?
    • What are GMO's?
  • We discussed the Human Genome Project.
  • We discussed GMO's.
  • We watched a video on the Eyes of Nye: Genetically Modified Foods.




HOMEWORK: Students are to finish their reading on GM foods and answer the question using examples to back up their answer.
HOMEWORK: Test on Wednesday

TUESDAY 12/2:
  • EQ
    • What is the Human Genome Project?
    • What is biotechnology?
  • Students read about biotechnology and answered questions
  • Students were given information about Genetically Modified Organisms and were to write do they believe there are benefits to GM Foods.




TUESDAY 11/25:
Team events scheduled....enjoy your Thanksgiving break!

MONDAY 11/24
  • EQ:
    • What is mitosis?
  • We reviewed Mitosis by completing a kinesthetic activity on the floor. Students were the chromosomes and they doubled and moved through the cell, ultimately dividing into two new cells with the same number of chromosomes that we began with.
  • We then took a quiz on Incomplete dominance, Co-dominance, Pedigrees and Mitosis.
MONSTERS DUE TOMORROW

FRIDAY 11/21
  • EQ:
    • How do I grow? How do skin cells create new skin cells?
    • What is mitosis?
  • We reviewed pedigrees.
  • We took a WDYR on pedigrees
  • We started to learn about mitosis.


QUIZ MONDAY

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THURSDAY 11/20
  • EQ
    • How do we use pedigrees to determine traits passed down through generations?
  • We worked on pedigree worksheets.




WEDNESDAY 11/19
  • EQ:
    • What is incomplete dominance?
    • What is co-dominance?
  • We practiced incomplete and co-dominance today using the Spongebob worksheet
WORKSHEETS AND PRACTICE:



HOMEWORK: Continue to study terms. Complete Crossword puzzle.
The last day to hand in Monster assignment is 11/25








TUESDAY 11/18
  • EQ:
    • What is incomplete dominance?
    • What is co-dominance?

  • Worked on incomplete dominance (Red + White flowers = PINK flowers) and codominance (Calico cats as an example - Show all colors...one is not dominant over the other) in organisms.
  • Completed two worksheets as examples of incomplete (blending) and co-dominance (blood types)

NOTES:



WORKSHEET:



Homework: The last day to hand in Monster assignment is 11/25


MONDAY 11/17
  • EQ
    • How are traits determined?
  • Students began their monster genetics today.
  • Students had the entire class period to work on their monster babies. All work is due from TODAY 11/17 - 11/25. The last day to hand in the assignment is 11/25


FRIDAY 11/14
QUIZ TODAY

THURSDAY 11/13
  • EQ
    • How can we use punnett squares to determine the probability of traits in offspring?
  • We got our papers back
  • We worked on word problems using punnett squares




  • Those students who excelled and understand simple punnet squares were introduced to challenging problems:












  • We reviewed for the quiz tomorrow: Cells, Cell parts, Genes, Chromosomes, Dominant, Recessive, Pure, Hybrid, Genotype, Phenotype, Punnett squares.
  • PRACTICE PUNNETT SQUARES!!!! CLICK THIS LINK
QUIZ TOMORROW

WEDNESDAY 11/12
  • EQ
    • How do we use punnett squares to determine the probability of traits in offspring?
  • We took a WDYR on punnett squares
  • We worked on the punnett square practice problems





HOMEWORK: FINISH THE BLUE PACKET ON PUNNETT SQUARES IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED IN CLASS
QUIZ IS ON FRIDAY!!!

TUESDAY 11/11
  • EQ
    • How do we use Punnett squares to determine the probability of offspring traits?
  • We reviewed our homework on the vocabulary of Genetics
  • We took a WDYR on dominant and recessive traits
  • We learned how to use punnett squares




HOMEWORK: WORK ON PUNNET SQUARE PRACTICE PROBLEM #4
QUIZ IS ON FRIDAY!!!
MONDAY 11/10
  • EQ
    • How are traits determined?
    • What are genotypes and phenotypes?
  • We reviewed the handout from Friday on traits and answered the questions.
  • We each received a letter, and had to found our match in the classroom. We then had to let Mrs. Hess know if our match was HYBRID or PURE, and if the trait was DOMINANT or RECESSIVE.
  • We completed the activity "make the right call" by using marbles and pulling them out of the bag, we were able to determine the genotype of the offspring.




HOMEWORK: Complete the vocabulary for tomorrow (word search is optional)


FRIDAY 11/07
  • EQ
    • Who is Gregor Mendel?
    • How are traits determined?
  • Mrs. Hess returned papers
  • We reviewed our homework
  • We listened and took notes on Gregor Mendel (page 2 and 3 of our note packet)




HOMEWORK: Period 7 ONLY - complete the vocabulary foldable for Monday.

THURSDAY 11/06
  • EQ
    • What does DNA look like?
  • We took a WDYR on the parts of the cell
  • We reviewed our homework
  • We pulled DNA out of a strawberry! TOO COOL!!!



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In case you want to try this at home, here are the procedures for creating the buffer solution: use the directions above to pull DNA out of a strawberry (bananas work well too)
Mix: 1 L of water, 2 teaspoons of salt (without iodine), 100 mL of shampoo (without conditioner)
Place the isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) in the freezer until it becomes cold. This is the key to have the DNA precipitate out of solution.

Homework: Review terms using the crossword puzzle.



WEDNESDAY 11/05

  • EQ
    • What is a cell?
    • Where is DNA found?
    • What is a chromosome?
    • What is a gene?
    • How many chromosomes do we have in body cells?
    • How many chromosomes do we have in sex cells (sperm and egg)?
  • Received our note packets for genetics.
  • Took notes on the PAGE 1 of our note packets.
    • Identified what a cell is
    • Identified what a chromosome is
    • Identified where DNA is found in the cell
    • Identified what a gene is
    • Found out how many chromosomes humans have
    • Found out how many chromosomes our sex cells have (sperm and egg)
  • We made Play-doh models of our cells







HOMEWORK: Read about DNA and nucleic Acids and answer the 11 questions