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- Colleen M., Special Education Teacher
- Virginia Beach, VA
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Wow! A very detailed slideshow covers complex topics of genome research methods. This is advanced and relevant to the highest level of school biology. Excellent resource if you wish to expose your class to scientific methods and laboratory expertise, or the background to gene care in certain disorders, such as Sickle Cell.
When your AP biology class is studying DNA and genomes, this learning exercise will provide a detailed review. On the first page are diagrams and matching SEM (scanning electron microscope) images of different levels of DNA packing to be outlined. The remainder of the assignment requires learners to write out answers to questions on multigene families, gene regulation and expression, cancer, and other mutations.
After teaching about the process of meiosis, use this presentation to inform your biology buffs of problems that can possibly occur. Gene mutation is mentioned as a review, and then different forms of chromosome mutation are explored: nondisjunction, deletion, inversion, duplication, and translocation. The use of a karyotype for identifying these problems is explained. It would be ideal to follow this presentation with a karyotype activity.
A five-star arrangement of slides awaits your biology class. It progressively steps viewers through the process of protein synthesis within the eukaryotic cell. Colorful representations of the DNA molecule, important enzymes, introns, and exons make the text explanations clear. The final slide lists pertinent vocabulary terms. You could ask volunteers to explain the meaning of each as a means of reviewing the presentation.
Tenth graders discuss their physical features, and why they look the way they do. They listen as the teacher discusses DNA, alleles, and dominant or recessive genes. Students perform an experiment with different colored markers representing alleles to determine genotype and phenotype ratios among offspring.