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As long as you have some support information to answer questions that may come up from students, this is an excellent PowerPoint to cover almost all aspects of protein structure and ionization. The sequence of slides has great images and labels to help make the stages and components clear. You could use the complete presentation if your students pay attention well, but you may want to pause it at places to discuss examples further.
Budding biologists will increase their understanding of proteins watching this presentation. The structure of proteins is presented, as well as information about hydrolysis and denaturation. "Learning Check" slides are inserted throughout, along with the solutions immediately following. Although the title includes amino acids and enzymes, these topics are not covered. Bold and bright, this will make teaching proteins a cinch!
Young scholars examine DNA replication and how proteins are synthesized from DNA codes and continue to explore the effects of genetics in additional lessons. Among the topics covered are: protein synthesis, cell chemistry, environmental factors, as well as various laboratory experiments.
Tenth graders work with a partner, and copies of the attached worksheet "Amino Acid Codon Table" They discuss ways an organism, obtains and uses proteins. Students view a teacher prepared DNA strand banner, and record the complementary DNA sequence that would form during replication. Students receive one of the needed eight codon or mRNA anti-codon cards (also teacher created), 10th graders arrange themselves in the correct mRNA sequence. Students discuss real life examples.
Tenth graders work in teams to order events of DNA transcription and translation protein synthesis. In the second lesson, they put the steps of mitosis and meiosis in order using a concept map poster. They use modeling clay to create models of cells undergoing these changes. In the third lesson, 10th graders create Punnett squares, and participate in an interactive lecture on genes, alleles, traits and geno/pheno types.
Students discuss diabetes, it causes, and old and current technology to control the disease. They discuss biomedical engineering and new technology to control the disease. The examine the various types of insulin delivery systems and demonstrate an understanding of each type of delivery system.
Students examine their role in polluting the environment and discuss the importance of recycling. In groups, they place earthworms into compost piles to observe why they are considered natural recyclers. They also practice sorting a pile of materials into recycleable and non-recyclable objects. To end the lesson, they discover how paper and plastic are recycled.