DNA Replication Concept Map
The following is a list of terms to include in your concept map. Your task is to show how you understand the connections between these terms. You must use all of the terms in this list and will probably want to add others. You are creating a concept map (example below), not a drawing of DNA replication. Your concept map should be a web of many paired terms, not straight lines, and should include pictures/drawings/sketches. No two concepts maps are the same. You should do this in table groiups.
- Open Padlet and sign in using your student TTSD Google Account.
- One person per group create a “Canvas” Padlet (this allows you to connect items with link words like we have done with paper concept maps) and share with your group members.
- The owner of the Padlet, change the other user settings to “can administer” under the “share” option; this allows all users to move and modify all aspects on the Padlet.
- Include the following vocabulary in your concept map
- “Turn-in” your concept map by saving the map as a picture. Click on the “Share” icon and then select “Share/Export/Embed.” Export your map as an image and upload to the assignment.
- Create a concept map using white board markers and the large white boards in the lab station. Take a picture and turn in on classroom. Clean up your white board
- Overall Direction of Replication
- Semi-Conservative Replication
Example concept map that was created for a cell organelle unit.
Steps to constructing a Concept Map
- Use your notes and your labs identify key facts, terms, and ideas.
- Make a list of these items and print them neatly on small pieces of paper.
- 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.
- 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.
- Feel free to rearrange things at any time during this phase.
- Place closely related items near to each other.
- Do not expect your layout to be like that of other groups.
- Use lines with arrows to connect and show the relationship between connected items.
- Write a word or short phrase by each arrow to specify the relationship (linking words).
Finalizing the Concept Map:
- 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. If you have a smartphone, it would be a good idea to take a photo of your groups map.
- Be creative in a constructive way through the use of colors, fonts, shapes, border thickness, etc. to communicate your understanding.