Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Quiz Tuesday- Mitosis and Cell Cycle

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle

Make sure you:
- know the major events of each phase of the cell cycle
- know the order of the phases of the cell cycle
- know the major events of each phase of mitosis
- know the order of the phases of mitosis
- can identify phases of mitosis from a picture

Mitosis Samples

Here are two images you may use as samples for the mitosis lab:




Monday, November 6, 2017

Mitosis Video




Friday, October 27, 2017

Fri Classwork- GMO Pamphlet


Create a pamphlet that provides information on genetically modified foods.

Your pamphlet should:

  • include a list of at least 5 GMO facts (what they are, how they're modified, examples of)
  • at least 3 reasons people support GMO
  • at least 3 reasons people oppose GMO 
  • your opinion 
Include the URL of the websites you used.

Make sure you pull your facts and statistics from non-biased websites. Even the pro/con reasons should be from objective sources. You should be spending as much time analyzing the site you are using as you are spending finding facts.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Classwork: Gene Therapy

Read, research, and then write a one page story about gene therapy. Your story should be for a middle school audience.

Highlight (bold) and explain the following vocabulary in your story: gene, chromosome, DNA, protein, genetic disorder.

Include 2 relevant pictures in your article.

Consider your audience- you should make sure you explain genetics concepts (genes, chromosomes, etc.) What is gene therapy? How does gene therapy work? What disorders have been treated with gene therapy? What disorders do we hope to treat with gene therapy?

Please copy/paste the checklist in this document to the bottom of your article:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UVnL_Sg0COI8CGlLBo0NhWO14BJQphQyhUoq4JPb4hI/pub

Here are some gene therapy information pages:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/genetherapy/

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy/genetherapy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=experts-gene-therapy

Here are some helpful videos:






Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Punnett Square Help Videos



Genetics Quiz Thursday

The quiz will have Punnett square problems similar to those on the classwork assignments:

basic punnet squares
blood type punnet squares
gender chromosome punnet squares