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Cloning

Monday: A Day

Aim: What happens when the genetic message changes?

Do Now: Explain in four steps how DNA directs the making of a protein. Get lab folders. Lab #20 Genetic mutations

Procedure: Mutation: Any change in the copying of the DNA message. Show students pictures of genetic mutations that are visable in a persons phenotype. Explain that many genetic defects can be internal.  Before determining the cause of sickle cell in today's lab, students will watch a 15 minute video that reviews the making of a protein. Students will compare the DNA of normal hemoglobin to that of sickle cells.  They will complete a lab following the directions of that acitvity.

Tuesday: B Day

Aim: What are some causes of mutations?

Do Now: What role does RNA play in the making of proteins?

Procedure: Students will research some causes of mutations. Explore a problem using the internet and the Epson projector about the Slooze Worm....Solve problems such as how doe s genetic mutation occur? Do environmental factors cause mutations?  How do mutations occur is located at http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/disorders/sloozeworm/.

Wednesday: B Day

Aim: What is cloning?

Do Now: How are identical twins conceived? Lab 21: Cloning Focus

Procedure: Students will use the media carts and perform research using this web site. http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/ Each group of students will be assigned a particular task at this site. They will explore the genetics of cloning, the myths and risks of cloning, the progress made over the last one hundred years and the need and reasons we may clone in the future. They will also explore the recent involvement of the government in governing cloning practices in the United States.  Each group will be given separate sheets with guiding questions and planned activity.

Homework #16: Think and answer. If a clone originates from an existing person, who is the parent?

Thursday: A Day

Aim: To continue with cloning project.

Do Now: Get laptops and continue with project.

Procedure: Students will use the media carts and perform research using this web site. http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/cloning/ Each group of students will be assigned a particular task at this site. They will explore the genetics of cloning, the myths and risks of cloning, the progress made over the last one hundred years and the need and reasons we may clone in the future. They will also explore the recent involvement of the government in governing cloning practices in the United States.  Each group will be given separate sheets with guiding questions and planned activity.

Homework #17: Study guide page 166 Questions 3-4 all

Friday: B Day 9th Period: Student-Teacher Volleyball Game

Aim: What is recombinant DNA?

Do Now: What is breeding and where is it done?

Procedure: DIscuss the do now question and then continue by discussing gene therapy. Illustrate the process of gene splicing. Discuss reasons for this process. Weapon against genetic disorders. Disorders that might be cured someday using this form of gene therapy are CF, hemophilia, and certain muscle disorders.  Complete reteaching worksheet. Students may begin to make vocabulary index cards for genetics using their vocabulary sheets.

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