Standard lV, Objective 1:
a. Explain the significance of meiosis and fertilization in genetic variation.
b. Compare the advantages/disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction to survival of species.
c. Formulate, defend, and support a perspective of a bioethical issue related to intentional or unintentional chromosomal mutations.
Standard lV, Objective 2:
a. Explain Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment and their role in genetic inheritance.
b. Demonstrate possible results of recombination in sexually reproducing organism using one or two pairs of contrasting traits in the following crosses: dominance/recessive, incomplete dominance, codominance, and sex-linked traits.
c. Relate Mendelian principles to modern-day practice of plant and animal breeding.
d. Analyze bioethical issues and consider the role of science in determining public policy.
Standard lV, Objective 3:
a. Use a model to describe the structure of DNA.
b. Explain the importance of DNA replication in cell reproduction.
c. Summarize how genetic information encoded in DNA provides instructions for assembling protein molecules.
d. Describe how mutations may affect genetic expression and cite examples of mutagens.
e. Relate the historical events that lead to our present understanding of DNA to the cumulative nature of science knowledge and technology.
f. Research, report, and debate genetic technologies that may improve the quality of life (e.g., genetic engineering, cloning, gene splicing).
Fri. Dec. 13th
  • Test on Mitosis
  • Start DNA
Tue. Dec 17th
  • Video: "Secret of Photo 51" with guided reading notes
Thursday, Dec. 19th
Monday, Jan 6th
  • DNA NOTES with reflection
  • DNA Introduction Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGHkHMoyC5I
  • Read DNA passage from: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson pg. 398
  • Nucleotide pattern (in notebook with six colors)
  • Make DNA keychain/bracelet
Wednesday, Jan 8th
Friday, Jan. 10th
  • Blue DNA to Protein Activity
  • Computer Lab Internet Activity
1. “What is DNA?”
2. “What is a gene?”
3. Transcribe and translate a gene.
4. How do cells read genes?
5. Why do firefly’s glow?

Tue Jan. 14th
  • Study Guide
  • Green Protein Synthesis Review Sheet
  • DNA model DUE!! - DNA interviews
homework: Notebooks collected on Test day. Should include the following:
1. White DNA diagram (10 pts)
2. DNA Notes with reflection (20 pts)
3. Nucleotides Pattern (10 pts)
4. DNA Replication NOTES with reflection (20 pts) *
5. Protein Synthesis NOTES with reflection (20 pts) *
6. Blue DNA to Protein Activity (10 pts)
7. Green Protein Synthesis Review (10 pts)
8. Purple Internet Assignment (10 pts)
9. Study Guide for Test - Pink (20 pts)
Total 130 Points
Thursday Jan. 16th
  • Test on Ch. 12!
  • Notebook Check - 120 points possible

New Unit
Thursday, Jan 16
  • Human Genetics Me half-sheet
  • Gooch Video (genetics - part one)
Tue. Jan. 21st
  • Table Mitosis vs. Meiosis
  • Meiosis Notes
  • Gooch Genetics Video (Part 2)
Thursday, Jan 23rd
  • Intro to Genetics
  • Monohybrid Crosses
  • Mendelian Genetics
  • Mendel Pedigree
Monday, Jan 27th

Wednesday, Jan 29th

Friday, Jan. 31st
  • Autosomal Dominant/Recessive Conditions
  • Nondisjunction
Tuesday, Feb 4th
Thursday, Feb. 6th
Internet Activity
Tuesday, Feb 11th
Finish notebook for homework!
Thursday, Feb 13thNotebook Due!Test
Notebook for Genetics: (200 points)
- Human Genetics Half sheet Coral (10 pts)
Gooch Genetics Video Notes (10 pts)
- Meiosis Notes with reflection (20 pts)
- Mitosis vs. Meiosis Yellow Table (10 pts)
- Intro to Genetics Gold Sheet (10 pts)
- Mendel Pedigree (10)
- Di/Trihybrid Notes - forkline (20 pts) with reflection
- Grey ABO Blood sheet and Pedigree (20 pts)
- Autosomal Traits Dominant/Recessive/with reflection (20 pts)
- Nondisjunction notes (10)
Sex-linked traits notes (10 pts)
- X-linked pedigree - purple - (10 pts)
- Green Internet activity (20 pts)

- Notes co-dominance, incomplete with reflection (20 pts)