Pender Public Schools
Biology: DNA and Genes
(Due date for this chapter is March 9!)
1. Analyze the structure of DNA
2. Describe how the structure of DNA enables it to reproduce itself accurately
3. Describe genes and the sequence of nucleotides occur in DNA
4. Describe the sequence of events in protein synthesis
5. Categorize the various types
of mutations that occur and their affects on cells
12.4.2 By the end of twelfth grade, students will develop an understanding of the molecular basis of heredity.
Complete 1 or 2
_________ 1, (20 points) complete the chapter worksheets and grade them. Assessment based upon oral questions from the instructor. OR
_________2, (20 points) complete the section notes and show them to your instructor.
AND Complete 3 or 4
_________ 3. For each section of the chapter, work as a table group to read the section. The table group then must present the teacher five discussion questions from the reading complete with answers and be able to answer the questions. (20 points for each section)
_________ 4. Complete the section
discussion questions at the end of the period. These will be due the
day the section is discussed in class. (20 points)
AND Select up to the needed
points from the following choices: (each of these are 20 points)
________ 6. Use the chapter
vocabulary words to complete one of the following assignments and be
prepared to define each word orally. Complete the word diagrams, make
flash cards, or make a matching game using the terms and definitions.
________ 7. Research
the contributions of each of the following scientists and tell how each
played a role in discovering the structure of DNA. The scientists are;
Hershey and Chase, Erwin Chargraff, Oswald Avery, Rosalind Franklin,
James Watson and Francis Crick.
________ 8. Make a construction paper model of DNA that shows the three components of the molecule, the correct base pairs, and a sequence of genes.
_______ 9. Design a 5 color
poster of how genes result in proteins, showing in detail each step.
Include information on how this process results in traits you inherit.
______ 10. Formulate and deliver
a lecture to your parents, then instructor on the structure of DNA and
how the processes of transcription and translation are used in making
______ 11. Design a board game
on the process of making proteins and how these proteins result in the
traits that organisms inherit.
______12. Write a summary of
what you have learned from each section. Be prepared to defend orally
the information you present.
_____13. Design a demonstration
and give it to five classmates that show how the making of proteins
results in genetic variation for populations of organisms. Show how
proteins and mutations in DNA determine the inheritance of traits and
results in differences between organisms within the same species.
_____14. Design an oral presentation
using posters, PowerPoint, and demonstrations showing how genetic changes
can benefit living organisms. Give your presentation to your parents
have them tell you what they have learned. Report their learning to
_____15. Participate in the
DNA extraction lab prepared by your instructor. (You may be asked to
provide a piece of fruit, or extract you own DNA.)
Layer B. Application of learned information includes the choice of the following activities. You must complete 25 points to move to the A layer.
Complete your choice of three
of the following steps. Everyone must complete the chapter exam.
Part A. Thinking/ Assessment
The critical thinking questions are worth 25 points to complete a unit total of 150 points. Select one of the following assignments and present them to your family and your instructor.