Unit 4: Heredity

AP Biology 2017-2018

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How Do we make transgenic Corn?

Essential Questions

  • 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?

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4C’s

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

*Magnet Lessons

Learning Objectives

  • 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


Text References: OpenStax Ch 12, Campbell Ch. 14, Solomon Ch. 10

AP Biology Genetics Problems Packet… (the printed one in your folder)

EMAIL CAMPBELL/SOLOMON SELF-QUIZ RESULTS TO AWOOD3@WCPSS.NET FOR CREDIT!!

Daily calendar

Day

Classwork

Homework

Extras

11/1

Working smarter, not harder

Use your new skills for your lab report!

(But don’t forget your lab report is due 11/3)

11/2

Heredity Exploration

(develop a plan with your 4:00 buddy)

Check out: Biogen Video Contest

A class video is possible too, but only 3 GoPros!

(30-45 min)FINISH Photosynthesis/Respiration Lab Report

Mendelian Genetics Guided Notes

Punnett Squares Practice

11/3

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Stand-up Meeting

Heredity Exploration

(45 min) Heredity Exploration

Beyond Mendel Practice

11/6

Tutorial A

Stand-up Meeting

Heredity Exploration

(45 min) Heredity Exploration

Bring in large bag or share-size bag of M&Ms for Wednesday (+XP)

Probability Practice

11/7

Stand-up Meeting

Heredity Exploration

(45 min) Heredity Exploration

Bring in large bag or share-size bag of M&Ms for 11/9 (NO PEANUT KINDS)

11/8

Tutorial B

Stand-up Meeting

Heredity Exploration

(30 min) Campbell Self-Quiz/Practice Test (Ch. 14 - there are also 2 interactives here)

11/9

Heredity Review

Chi Square PPT

M&Ms Lab (take a photo!)

(30 min) Review Chi Square for lab (next class)

Bozeman Video (Chi Square)

Fruit Fly mutations

11/10

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Observed Veteran’s Day

Take a bio break, or get ahead on some XPs

11/13

Tutorial A

Gather Data from school

Chi Square of

  • Corn Genetics Lab
  • Group Poster → Canvas

(30 min) START corn genetics group POSTER (virtual, a visual version of a lab report)

(30 min) Study for Chi Square Quiz

Corn Chi-square calculator

Genetics Data 

11/14

Chi Square Quiz (paper)

Biogen Video Contest Ideas???

Replant beans

Pedigree Review

(30 min) Heredity Review (Minor Assessment)

(15 min) Finish XPs

11/15

Tutorial B

Big Picture Discussion

Hemophilia Case Study

(45 min) STUDY/Finish XPs

Pedigree Practice

11/16

FRQ Assessment

Review

(45 min) STUDY/Finish XPs

Fruit Fly Virtual Lab

11/17

Unit 4 MC Assessment

(30 min) Work on Corn Genetics Poster (DUE 11/20)