One Gene Makes One Protein

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Very few universities still offer a master's degree in the ecology of grasses, but that was the degree that led George Wells Beadle to an interest in genetics and later a Nobel Prize. Scholars learn about the discoveries of Dr. Beadle and others studying genes and mutations. They read, watch animations, view primary resources, watch a video, read a biography, and solve an applied science mystery using the online interactive.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the information in the animation in more detail, as some scholars might still be confused
  • Practice growing molds on bread, but skip the radiation steps
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of genes, mutation, and proteins

  • Offers many links for extended learning
  • Highlights two Nobel-Prize-winning scientists

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