Protein Synthesis & Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) CONCEPT MAP

Learning Target: I can describe how the terms gene, chromosome, DNA, protein, transcription, and  translation are related

Directions:

In your group create a concept map to illustrate how protein synthesis is used to create genetically modified organisms that produce proteins with a genetically modified function.  Use your knowledge of GMOs  & protein synthesis to show your understanding of  the following:

Remember, your concept map should be a web of many paired terms, not straight lines. No two concepts maps are the same, as this shows how you connect the information, and no two brains work the same way.  The blue steps below will be conducted in your group on the large whiteboards.  After completing the blue steps, each group member should take a picture of the map.  The red step and completed product will be conducted individually

Turn In:

The final product can be on paper or electronic (I would recommend using Padlet & the Canvas outline option) and will be turned into Google Classroom.

Steps to constructing a Concept Map: Blue steps completed as a group, red steps completed solo

  1. Brainstorming Phase: 

  1. Organizing Phase: 

  1. Layout  &  Linking  Phase: 

  1. Finalizing the Concept Map (Individually):

Creating Concept Map Explanations Video Link

Vocabulary - Those in Bold are required

Nucleotide

Base pairs

Traits

Protein

Gene

Codon

Protein synthesis

Anti-Codon

GMO

Gene expression

RNA

Amino Acid

mRNA

tRNA

Ribosome

Transcription

Translation

DNA

Possible Linking Words:

Causes

Creates

Includes

Changes

Can form

Leads to

Is/Are found in

Expresses

Reads

Transcribes

Translates

Pairs