Today we began looking at basic genetics and the pattern of complete dominance. Students should check in with me if they missed the assignment as it is something that needs to be done in class.
Today we added in mutations to our study of DNA. The cause and effect of mutations will be important to our study of both genetics and Natural Selection. The attached assignment is due Tuesday, 9/17. The Highly Proficient is more of a project based assignment. The due date for this is Friday, 9/20.
Today we learned how the code from DNA actually makes things. See the video links from yesterday for more information.
Today we are looking at some of the evidence that scientists found to help us understand the structure and nature of DNA. We learn about Rosalind Franklin, whose X-Ray images of DNA were perhaps the most important clue in to the search for the structure of DNA. Then we look at Erwin Chargaff and his work with understanding the base pair rule. Chargaff's Rule Rule is a graded assignment due Thursday 9/12.
We explored the structure of DNA by making models out of red vines and marshmallows. If you are doing this at home without the materials, just sketch it using the sequence on the sheet.