Week of January 30 – February 3
Objective: I will learn the structure of DNA, and how it functions in genetic inheritance.
Monday, Jan. 30
Lesson Objective: I will review my summative exam and reflect upon my study habits and how I prepared for the exam.
Opener: I will write an honest reflection on how well I prepared for the summative exam.
Closer: I will write a sentence or two on how I can improve my performance in Biology.
- Read 12.1 (click for the link to the text)
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Lesson Objective: I will learn about some of the famous experiments that helped discover the role of DNA in heredity.
Opener: What did Griffith’s experiment show about DNA?
Closer: Explain why Avery’s discovery that DNA stores and transmits genetic information is so important?
- Discuss Lesson 12.1 (click for a link)
- H.O. worksheet 12.1
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Lesson objective: I will learn what are the chemical components of DNA!
Opener: Explain “Chargaff’s rule.
Closer: The three parts of a DNA Nucleotide are?
- H. I. worksheet 12.1
- Read 12.2
- Class discussion about: Structure of DNA
- Nitrogen bases
- Covalent bonds
- Hydrogen bonds
- Rosalind Franklin’s famous picture
- Watson and Crick’s role
Thursday, Feb. 2
Lesson Objective: I will continue to learn about the structure of DNA
Opener: Explain the role of Franklin’s famous X-ray in forming the idea about the shape of DNA.
Closer: Why are the strands that make up the DNA molecule described as “Antiparallel”?
- Discuss 12.2 (click for the link)
- H.O. worksheet for 12.2
Friday, Feb. 3
Lesson Objective: I will learn how DNA can copy the code of heredity.
Opener: The three letter word “ase” is a latin term that means _______.
Closer: Explain a major difference between a prokaryotic and an eukaryotic chromosomal replication.
- H.I. worksheet 12.2
- Read 12.3
- Discuss 12.3 (click for link)
- H.O. worksheet 12.3
- Prepare for quizstar on Tuesday of next week over all of chapter 12.
Week of February 6 – 10
Objective: I will understand how DNA contains information about heredity, how it is passed from cell to cell, and it is passed from organism to its offspring.
Monday, Feb. 6.
Lesson Objective: I will understand all of Ch. 12 and particularly lesson 12.3
Opener: In a short paragraph I will explain how a telomer saves a chromosomes from loosing information.
Closer: Why is it important that an eukaryotic chromosome has many “points of origin” during replication?
- Intervention questions
- H.O. 12.2 worksheets
- H.I. 12.3 worksheets
- Discuss questions from all reviews.
- Prepare for Quizstar on Tuesday.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Lesson Objective: I will demonstrate that I have improved my study skills for Biology and will demonstrate my knowledge of DNA on quizstar.
Opener: I will ask a question that I have on any of the lessons.
Closer: I will understand material that I felt insecure with on the quiz, because I looked the answer up or asked for help from the teacher.
- intervention questions (hand back and take new)
- QuizStar (click for link)
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Lesson objective: I will learn what DNA looks like and how much is contained in a plant cell
Opener: Is DNA a food that can be digested?
Closer: What are my thoughts about the lab and what it showed me about DNA in cells
- intervention quiz (hand back and take new)
- Strawberry lab.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Lesson objective: I will ask questions about Ch. 12 that I do not yet understand (that were on quizstar or on the intervention quizzes).
Opener: Because most food plants grown today are polyploidy, do you think that a plant will have more/less DNA than a cell found in you.
Closer: What did the soap do in the experiment yesterday?
- intervention quiz. (hand back and take new)
- discuss major areas of difficulty as indicated by the quizstar quiz.
Friday, Feb. 10
Lesson objective: I will demonstrate that I have high understanding of the chapter 12 material.
Opener: I will have one question that I need to get information on to help me understand.
closer: I will write a short paragraph on how I did to improve my success level on my biology exams.
- take summative exam
- read ch. 13 for monday.(click here for link)