Big Ideas: Heredity / Mammal Anatomy and Physiology
Essential Questions: How does information flow from the cell nucleus to direct the synthesis of proteins?How can we use genetics to study inheritance?
Vocabulary: DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, genes, alleles, phenotype, genotype, homozygous, heterozygous, monohybrid, dihybrid, trihybrid, probability, testcross, co-dominance, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, polygenetics, transposons; various mammalian anatomy
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
May-June Genetics Formative: HS-LS1-1; HS-LS1-6; HS-LS3-1,2,3 Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List†††
Probability (Principle of Chance, Product Rule,†† Create a model of DNA to understand the structures, explain the location/functions of genes, and investigate the basic principles of protein synthesis Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
Monohybrid, Dihybrid, Trihybrid, and Polyhybrids) Extract DNA from chicken liver cells and isolating the DNA in solution for observation Student Partipiation and Dialog Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Others (Unknown Alleles, Test Cross, Incomplete†† Develop an awareness of phenotypic and genotypic patterns and fractions/percentages/ratios Study Guide Assignments Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
†† Dominance, Co-Dominance, Multiple Alleles,†† Demonstrates the meaning of various terms such as genes, genotype, phenotype, dominant and recessive Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
†† Polygenics, and Transposons) Predict the genotypic and phenotypic ratios of offspring resulting from the random paring of gametes and to calculate and graph the genotypic ratio and/or phenotypic those ratios†† Chapter Quizzes
Arrange chromosomes in declining order of size based on height and gene band patterns in order to determine a patientís gender Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Become aware of how a pedigree is created and used for clinical studies
Use an expanded binomial to find gene frequencies for a particular trait Summative:
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology†† Chapter Exam HS-LS1-2
Rattus norvegicus (Norway Rat) Investigate the anatomy and physiology of a mammal for comparative review human tissues and organs.
* Tissues Define and understand external features, muscular systems, throat and oral cavity, abdominal cavity  
* Circulatory System †† and digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, urinary structures, female/male
* Respiratory System †† genital structures, and the central nervous system.
* Digestive System
* Excretory System
* Nervous System
* Sensory System
* Immune System
* and/or Reproductive System
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