Reflection: Rigor Mutations: How Gene Changes Can Lead to Harmful, Beneficial, or Neutral Effects - Section 2: Warm-Up (Engage)


  • I chose an inquiry instructional approach through this lesson students explored and observed for themselves how mutations can alter folding patterns of a protein and affect their shape and function (i.e. cancer, physical abnormalities).  Using their observations and the information gathered during exploration, students are expected to apply this understanding to state a claim, and identify the evidence which supports it.

  Claims and Evidence
  Rigor: Claims and Evidence
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Mutations: How Gene Changes Can Lead to Harmful, Beneficial, or Neutral Effects

Unit 6: Inheritance and Variation
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Objective: SWBAT identify three types of mutations and possible effects to protein structure.

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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