Today in class, students extended their understanding of pedigree structure to include the genotypes and phenotypes for different conditions. We will continue to work on this tomorrow.
Homework: Continue to study your genetics notes. Optional Genetics project is due April 13th. FIELD TRIP FORMS AND $23 ARE DUE BY APRIL 17TH - WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE LATE PAYMENTS.
Sorry I missed yesterday's post! Yesterday in class students learned about how to set up and use a pedigree. Today students completed the 3rd quarter benchmark.
Homework: Don't forget - if you are planning to create a genetics project, be sure you have spoken to me about your progress by now. We are 3/5 weeks in to the time allotted. The deadline is April 13. Otherwise, review your genetics unit work thus far.
In class today students reviewed their Genetics 1 test scores and how they can improve their work groups in class. We also reviewed some 3rd quarter materials.
Homework: review mitosis/meiosis and punnett square material for test corrections this week.
In class today, students took the Genetics 1 Test. It was the easiest or the hardest test ever depending on who you asked.
In class today students puzzled out how blood types, and also sex - linked genes, work.
Homework: Study for Monday's test.
You should understand the structure of DNA (from nucleotide base pairs to chromosomes)
What is mitosis? How many daughter cells does it produce? What kind of cells does it produce? Why and where does it take place in the body?
What is meiosis? How many daughter cells does it produce? What kind of cells does it produce?Why and where does it take place in the body?
What is sexual reproduction vs. asexual reproduction? Which one produces more genetic variety and why?
Can you draw and use a punnett square to effectively predict the outcome of genotype and phenotype of offspring? Do you know all of the vocabulary about punnett squares?
In class today, students are adding sex linked traits and blood types to what they are learning about genetics and punnett squares.. Groups are still working together.
Homework: Continue to study mitosis and meiosis, RNA and protein synthesis for the upcoming test. THE TEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO MONDAY. There are too many benchmarks in school to allow for help with our test.
In class today, student groups worked to continue to understand punnett squares. Genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, homozygous, heterozygous, expressed, and carrier are all vocabulary words students should be learning.
Homework: Study your genetics work from class today. Test (maybe, depending on benchmark schedules in the building) on all of the genetics material so far - Thursday.
In class today we had great class discussion about how punnett squares work. Vocabulary: genotype, phenotype, dominant, recessive, homozygous, heterozygous, and expressed
Homework: Review your genetic notes
Test on mitosis, meiosis, RNA, protein synthesis, and punnett squares next Thursday.
In class today we had a town hall meeting about the freedom of choice of activities to study, how we select groups, how we use class time, the additional structure we need, and the depth of knowledge we need to pursue. I decided to use the Mitosis/Meiosis, RNA, and Protein Synthesis quiz for feedback rather than a grade.
Homework: Review vocabulary
In class today, students completed a quiz about mitosis, meiosis, RNA, and protein synthesis. We also extracted DNA from strawberries! Thank you for your donations parents!!
Homework: Complete the questions on the half sheet from class. (Hint: you can look up this activity online and read about it.)