How Do we make transgenic Corn?
- How is heritable information passed to the next generation via processes that include the cell cycle and mitosis and meiosis plus fertilization?
- How does the chromosomal basis of inheritance provide an understanding of the pattern passage (transmission) of genes from parent to offspring?
- What is the primary source of heritable information, and how are cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the expression of this heritable information?
On a daily basis, students will
- use various methods of communication
- think critically to solve problems or draw conclusions
- Utilize their creativity to find different solutions, illustrate their work, ask their own questions, and work smarter
- Collaborate to accomplish the above
- Make predictions about natural phenomena occurring during the cell cycle. [LO 3.7, SP 6.4]
- Describe events that occur in the cell cycle. [LO 3.8, SP 1.2]
- Construct an explanation, using visual representations or narratives, as to how DNA in chromosomes is transmitted to the next generation via mitosis, or meiosis followed by fertilization. [LO 3.9, SP 6.2]
- Represent the connection between meiosis and increased genetic diversity necessary for evolution. [LO 3.10, SP 7.1]
- Evaluate evidence provided by data sets to support the claim that heritable information is passed from one generation to another generation through mitosis, or meiosis followed by fertilization. [LO 3.11, SP 5.3]
- Construct a representation that connects the process of meiosis to the passage of traits from parent to offspring. [LO 3.12, SP 1.1, SP 7.2]
- Construct an explanation of the multiple processes that increase variation within a population. [LO 3.28, SP 6.2]
- Pose questions about ethical, social, or medical issues surrounding human genetic disorders. [LO 3.13, SP 3.1]
- Apply mathematical routines to determine Mendelian patterns of inheritance provided by data sets. [LO 3.14, SP 2.2]
- Explain deviations from Mendel’s model of the inheritance of traits. [LO 3.15, SP 6.5]
- Explain how the inheritance patterns of many traits cannot be accounted for by Mendelian genetics. [LO 3.16, SP 6.3]
- Describe representations of an appropriate example of inheritance patterns that cannot be explained by Mendel’s model of the inheritance of traits. [LO 3.17, SP 1.2]
- Construct scientific explanations that use the structures and mechanisms of DNA and RNA to support the claim that DNA and, in some cases, that RNA are the primary sources of heritable information. [LO 3.1, SP 6.5]
- Justify the selection of data from historical investigations that support the claim that DNA is the source of heritable information. [LO 3.2, SP 4.1