When Things Go Wrong: Genetic Mutations

Unit 10: Introduction to Genetics
Lesson 2 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify different types of genetic mutations and explain the specific mechanism that caused the mutation by examining the errors that have occurred during DNA replication.

Big Idea: In the 3 billion base pairs in our genome, what happens when there is an error in the DNA. Students will examine the cause and effect of various genetic mutations.

  Print Lesson
6 teachers like this lesson
Subject(s):
Science, Biology / Life Science, Genetics, genetic code, DNA (Heredity), DNA (Genetics), genetic variation, genetic mutations, mutations, genetic disorders, frameshift, deletion, insertion, DNA
  46 minutes
genetic mutations
 
1
2
3
4
5
Similar Lessons
 
Meiosis Simulation Lab (Day #1 of 3)
High School Biology » 3) Genetics ("Identity & Change")
Big Idea: Meiosis is the process that produces unique sex cells that eventually leads to the creation of genetically unique offspring.
  Favorites(6)
  Resources(14)
Kent, WA
Environment: Suburban
Mitchell  Smith
 
CancerQuest: Cell Division Gone Wrong (Day 1 of 3)
High School Biology » Unit 6: The Cellular Basis of Inheritance: Mitosis & Meiosis
Big Idea: Get your students connecting the cell cycle to their daily lives through the use of medical treatments and explanations of cancer.
  Favorites(11)
  Resources(18)
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
Maria Laws
 
Proteins in the Brain, Body and Nutrition: A Neurological Trifecta! (Day 1 of 2)
High School Science » Genetics and the Brain
Big Idea: In general, genes and proteins have a linear relationship that dictates the general welfare of human body systems.
  Favorites(1)
  Resources(21)
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
Tamica Stubbs
 
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload
details
close