Big Ideas: APA / DNA, RNA and Protein Synthesis
Essential Questions: What is APA and why is it used as a style of writing in science? What is the structure and function of DNA and RNA?How is the genetic code used to create proteins for heredity?
Vocabulary:APA, concept maps, headers; DNA, RNA, replication, transcription, translation††
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
January APA (American Psychological Association) Research Paper: Formative: Formal Indiana State Core Standards Are Not Available Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
* Guidelines and Instructions on Developing a Paper on a Biological Topic (Due by Yearís End) Able to create a concept map in order to help narrow and focus a topic Student Partipiation and Dialog Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Understand the mechanism and style of APA Study Guide Assignments The Proceeding Are Related State Core Standards Associated with Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Write an APA on the topic of evolution based on research conducted Lab Practicles and/or Projects General Biology That Can Be Applied To This Discipline/Curriculum: Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis: Chapter Quizzes Visit: Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
* DNA (History, Structure, Function) Create a model of DNA Reading / Vocabulary Exam
* DNA Replication (Protein and Enzymatic Preparation and Assembling of Complementary Strands) Extract DNA from human cheek cells and isolating the DNA in solution for observation Core Standards:††
* RNA (Structure, Functions, and Types (mRNA, rRNA, tRNA)) Create a model and simulate DNA replication Summative:
Chapter Exam B.1.2, B.1.3, B.2.4, B.5.1, B.5.2, B.5.3, B.5.5, B.6.2, B.7.4
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum††
Process Standards:
[x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions
[x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
[x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations
[x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
[x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
[x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence
[x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes:
Read and comprehend science and technical texts††
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts††
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using††
knowledge of structural organization and authorís purpose and††
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and collaborating with others