February 13- 17
Objective: I will learn how information flows from the nucleus to direct the synthesis of protein in the cytoplasm.
Monday, Feb. 13.
Lesson objective: I will learn how a cell directs the making of proteins by using alternative forms of nucleic acid.
Opener: Please name the three forms of RNA that are important in the synthesis of protein.
Closer: In a short paragraph, describe the different role that RNA polymerase has compared to DNA polymerase.
- hand back exams for overview.
- Discuss 13.1 (click here for a link)
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Lesson Objective: I will learn that amino acids are placed in an exact order to determine the type of protein my body is going to make.
Opener: How many amino acids are used to make proteins in a human body?
Closer: What does a stop codon mean? What does a start codon do?
- Hand out 13.1 worksheet (do not hand in, but keep the form in your journal)
- Read in class 13.2 (click for the link)
- Class discussion on using a genetic codon table to a determine amino acid.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Lesson Objective: I will be able to describe the role of translation in protein synthesis.
Opener: What does tRNA do?
Closer: Where is protein made in a cell.
- Discuss 13.2 (click for a link)
- hand out 13.2 (work on in class, if time)
- read 13,3 (click for a link)
Lesson Objective: I will learn how mutations affect genes and the expression of those defective genes.
Opener: What is a point mutation?
Closer: Describe the difference between a point mutation and a chromosomal mutation.
- hand in 13.2 worksheet
- Discuss 13.3 (click for a link)
- hand out worksheet 13.3 (work on in class, if time.)
Friday, Feb. 17
Lesson Objective: I will learn how genes are regulated in living organisms.
Opener: Write a paragraph that explains how a prokaryote controls the formation of proteins.
Closer: What is the difference between a promoter and an operator?
Read 13.4 (click for a link)
Discuss Prokaryotic gene regulation
Week of February 20-24
Objective: I will learn how multicellular organisms’ development of cells and tissues are controlled and regulated.
Monday, Feb. 20
Lesson Objective: I will learn how all eukaryotic organisms regulate gene expression.
Opener: What is a TATA box?
Closer: Explain how steroid hormones act as transcription factors that bind to DNA.
- Discuss Eukaryotic gene regulation (click for a link)
- Hand out 13.4 worksheet
- prepare for Quizstar quiz on Tuesday.
- take a intervention quiz
- hand in any worksheets that I have not turned in on time.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I have prepared well for the quiz over Ch. 13.
Opener: I will ask for help with one item that is still a problem for me.
Closer: I will look up the answers that I did not know for the questions on the quiz today.
- Quizstar (click for a link)
- Hand in 13.4 worksheet
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Lesson Objective: I will understand the basic concepts that the authors of the text want me to know for Protein synthesis and gene regulation.
Opener: Do I have all worksheets complete and available to me today?
Closer: Write your schedule as to when it will be possible for you to study Biology tonight.
- Hand back worksheets that have been turned in for chapter 13.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Lesson Objective: Review results from Quizstar quiz.
Opener: I will reflect on my answers for the quizstar quiz
Closer: I will recognize an area that I will focus on tonight that will help me understand material that could be tested on tomorrow.
Friday, Feb. 24
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I have a good understanding of the material in Ch 13.
Opener: I will have a question ready to get clarification on before the exam.
Closer: Again, I will do a self reflection on how well I did to prepare myself for the exam.
- Summative Exam over Ch 13.
- Read 14.1 (click for link)