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
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:
- Essential vocabulary (some are listed on the back)
- Explain how the sequence of DNA determines proteins that create specific traits
- Explain how genetically modified organisms have variation of traits different from non-genetically modified organism
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
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
- Brainstorming Phase:
- Use your notes and your labs identify key facts, terms, and ideas that you have learned this unit including the vocabulary below.
- Make a list of these items and print them neatly on small pieces of paper.
- Organizing Phase:
- Spread out your concepts on a flat surface so that all can be read easily.
- Start to create groups and sub-groups of related items.
- Feel free to rearrange items and introduce new items.
- Note that some concepts will fall into multiple groupings; this will become important later.
- Layout & Linking Phase:
- On a large sheet of paper, try to come up with an arrangement (layout) that best represents your collective understanding of the interrelationships and connections among groupings.
- Use lines with arrows to connect and show the relationship between connected items. Write a short phrase by each arrow to specify the relationship (linking words).
- Finalizing the Concept Map (Individually):
- After your group has agreed on an arrangement of items that conveys your understanding, you need to convert the concept map into a permanent form that you will turn in individually.
- If you have a smartphone, take a photo of your groups rough draft map.
- Finish and turn-in your own individual map (based off your group’s map). This can be on a 8 x 11 piece of paper (preferred) or up to 11 x 17 in size.
Creating Concept Map Explanations Video Link
Vocabulary - Those in Bold are required
Possible Linking Words:
Is/Are found in