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Biology Quarter 3


Chapter 11: Introduction to Genetics

Quarter: 3rd

NGSS:

LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

 

     1 Each chromosome consists of a single very long DNA molecule, and each gene on the chromosome

        is a particular segment of that DNA. The instructions for forming species’ characteristics are carried

        in DNA. All cells in an organism have the same genetic content, but the genes used (expressed) by

        the cell may be regulated in different ways. Not all DNA codes for a protein; some segments of DNA

        are involved in regulatory or structural functions, and some have no as-yet known function.

 

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

 

     2 Environmental factors also affect expression of traits, and hence affect the probability of occurrences

       of traits in a population. Thus the variation and distribution of traits observed depends on both genetic

       and environmental factors.

Possible Sections Covered:

     • 11-1 The Work of Gregor Mendel

     • 11-2 Probability and Punnett Squares

     • 11-3 Exploring Mendelian Genetics

     • 11-4 Meiosis

     • 11-5 Linkage and Gene Maps

Possible Homework:

     Notes to use on Quiz:  11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5

     Section Reviews: 11-1, 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5

     Worksheets:  One Factor Cross Problems, Two Factor Cross Problems, Calculating Probability

Possible Laboratories:

     One Factor Cross Simulation

     Calculating Chi Square Values for a One Factor Cross of Corn Plants

Vocabulary:

Possible Assessments:

Class work/ Guided Practice - Formative

Homework – Formative/Summative

Note Quizzes – Formative

Pop Quizzes – Formative/Summative

Laboratory – Summative

Test - Summative

 

Chapter 12: DNA and RNA

Quarter: 3rd

NGSS:

LS1.A: Structure and Function

 

     2 All cells contain genetic information in the form of DNA molecules. Genes are regions in the DNA

        that contain the instructions that code for the formation of proteins, which carry out most of the work

        of cells.

 

LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

 

     1 Each chromosome consists of a single very long DNA molecule, and each gene on the chromosome

        is a particular segment of that DNA. The instructions for forming species’ characteristics are carried

        in DNA. All cells in an organism have the same genetic content, but the genes used (expressed) by

        the cell may be regulated in different ways. Not all DNA codes for a protein; some segments of DNA

        are involved in regulatory or structural functions, and some have no as-yet known function.

 

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

 

      1 In sexual reproduction, chromosomes can sometimes swap sections during the process of meiosis

        (cell division), thereby creating new genetic combinations and thus more genetic variation. Although

        DNA replication is tightly regulated and remarkably accurate, errors do occur and result in mutations,

        which are also a source of genetic variation. Environmental factors can also cause mutations in

        genes, and viable mutations are inherited.

Possible Sections Covered:

     • 12-1 DNA

     • 12-2 Chromosomes and DNA Replication

     • 12-3 RNA and Protein Synthesis

     • 12-4 Mutations

     • 12-5 Gene Regulation

Possible Homework:

     Notes to use on Quiz:  12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5

     Section Reviews: 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-4, 12-5

     Worksheets:  DNA Replication Problems, Protein Synthesis Problems

Possible Laboratories:

     Simulation of Protein Synthesis

Vocabulary:

Possible Assessments:

Class work/ Guided Practice - Formative

Homework – Formative/Summative

Note Quizzes – Formative

Pop Quizzes – Formative/Summative

Laboratory – Summative

Test - Summative


Chapter 14: The Human Genome

Quarter: 3rd

NGSS:

LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits                                                             

 

     1 Each chromosome consists of a single very long DNA molecule, and each gene on the chromosome

        is a particular segment of that DNA. The instructions for forming species’ characteristics are carried

        in DNA. All cells in an organism have the same genetic content, but the genes used (expressed) by

        the cell may be regulated in different ways. Not all DNA codes for a protein; some segments of DNA

        are involved in regulatory or structural functions, and some have no as-yet known function.

 

LS3.B: Variation of Traits

 

     2 Environmental factors also affect expression of traits, and hence affect the probability of occurrences

       of traits in a population. Thus the variation and distribution of traits observed depends on both genetic

       and environmental factors.

Possible Sections Covered:

     • 14-1 Human Heredity

     • 14-2 Human Chromosomes

     • 14-3 Human Molecular Genetics

Possible Homework:

     Notes to use on Quiz:  14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 13-2, 13-4

     Section Reviews: 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 13-2, 13-4

     Worksheets:  Human Trait Punnett Square Problems, Genetic Disorder Punnett Square Problems

Possible Laboratories:

     Human Heredity Lab

     Human Karyotype Lab

Vocabulary

Possible Assessments:

Class work/ Guided Practice - Formative

Homework – Formative/Summative

Note Quizzes – Formative

Pop Quizzes – Formative/Summative

Laboratory – Summative

Test - Summative

 


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