MS-LS3-1

Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

 
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Controversies in Genetics - Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Difficult ethical issues can occur when using information obtained through modern biotechnology.

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Difficult ethical issues can occur when using information obtained through modern biotechnology.

 
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Reflections (2)
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Tour the Basics

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do genes influence how organisms look and function?

 
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Monster Factory

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Traits are inherited.

 
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Mutations: How Gene Changes Can Lead to Harmful, Beneficial, or Neutral Effects

7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
7th Grade Science » Unit: Inheritance and Variation
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Why is DNA called The Molecule of Life? Exploring the relationship between mutations and genetic flow of information and its possible effects on organisms.

 
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Exploring Mutations Lab

7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Redhots and M&Ms can help explain stability and change in natural systems.

 
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mutation lab
   

Furry Family

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A little game play reinforces concepts.

 
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bunnies
   

Tour the Basics - Concept Map

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do genes influence how organisms look and function?

 
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concept map
   

Pedigrees

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Pedigrees are not just for dogs.

 
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pedigree
   

Punnett and The Rules

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Traits are defined by directions encoded in genes.

 
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punnett image
   

Mendelian Genetics

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Who was Gregor Mendel?

 
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Trait Inventory

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What does genetics have to do with me?

 
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trait inventory
   

Sex-linked Genes

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Does a sex matter in terms of how a trait is inherited?

 
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sex linked traits
   

Mendel Figures Out Dominance

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A simple test can be used to explain big ideas.

 
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mendel peas
   

Incomplete Dominance and Co-dominance

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Mendel’s laws of inheritance do not account for the expression of all traits.

 
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codominant and incomplete
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