Reflection: Student Grouping DNA Mutations - Section 3: Explore


Note taking is a critical skill, but when it is done in isolation it is difficult to ensure the rigor, as well as make students accountable for the work. Since my students look forward to being able to work with a partner, I make note-taking partner work.  For the most part, the students read the notes aloud while they are working with a partner.  This helps several of them better remember the information because they are seeing it and hearing it.  Additionally, the students discuss the information when they write their notes.  They ask each other which key words they should write down and the best way to define the key words.  This process requires them to develop consensus and to actively think about the information, whereas sometimes when they work alone they get used to skimming the information, looking for bold words and then writing their definitions.

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DNA Mutations

Unit 4: Genetics
Lesson 7 of 14

Objective: SWBAT identify the types and effects of various genetic mutations.

Big Idea: In this lesson students learn about the types of mutations that can occur during DNA replication.

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