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Updated Fri, Jan 13th

Essential Question:

How are genes the instructions for inherited traits?

Assignments Collected:  

None

Handouts: 

  1. Space Bugs Lab H.O.s from Wednesday

Class Work: 

  1. Space Bug Lab Day 2: Offspring  

  • Teams work to pick alleles for heterozygous genotypes of parents and will be passed on to the offspring and record your results.   Exchange data with your team so you all have the same genotype for the offspring passed on from the mom and dad spacebug.
  • Based on the genotype that the offspring inherits, describe the phenotype of the offspring
  • Assemble your baby space bug and put on the correct card for the sex of your offspring.
  1. Draw your offspring and double check your Punnett Squares with your team for the 8 characteristics while you wait for all teams to finish building their offspring

  2. Class results:

    1. collect class data for dominant to recessive ratio and compare with the theoretical data on the Punnett Squares.

    2. analyze results to answer question #13

    3. review Punnett Square results and students work on questions #14 (with Punnett Square as proof) and #15

Homework:

  1. Finish Space Bug Lab H.O.  

        Remember that all 8 Punnett Squares must have the genotype and phenotype of the parents and all the possible offspring, and the dominant to recessive ratio and probability (%) for each Punnett Square on the right side as modeled in class.

Updated Fri, Jan 13th

Essential Question:

What is an addiction and what are the different stages of addiction?

Assignments Collected:  

None

Handouts: 

  1. Too Good for Drugs Booklet

Class Work: 

  1. Too Good for Drugs  w/Mrs. Kisner

Homework:

  1. Space Bug Lab H.O. with phenotypes of male and female and pictures of each.  Complete the Punnett Squares for the 8 Punnett Squares (due Friday, 1/13/16.  See “Classwork” from Jan. 11th.
Updated Wed, Jan 11th

Essential Question:

How are genes the instructions for inherited traits?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 182-83 CNs & Rev. #5, 10

  2. Punnett Problem Practice H.O.

Handouts: 

  1. Space Bugs Lab H.O.s

Class Work: 

  1. Space Bug Lab

    1. Male and Female Phenotype

    2. Homozygous alleles from male and female passed to offspring

    3. Draw picture of male and female spacebug

    4. Space Bug Punnett Squares -- use the genotype of the male and female space but to complete the Punnett Squares.  Include the genotype and phenotype for the offspring and the dominant to recessive ratio

Homework:

  1. Space Bug Lab H.O. with phenotypes of male and female and pictures of each.  Complete the Punnett Squares for the 8 Punnett Squares (due Friday, 1/13/16.  See “Classwork” above.)
Updated Tue, Jan 10th

Essential Question:

How are genes the instructions for inherited traits?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 180-81 CNs & Rev. #1-3

Handouts: 

  1. Punnett Problem Practice

Class Work: 

  1. Traits and Inheritance Pg. 182-83 CNs

    1. Punnett Square for Mendel’s 2nd Experiment

    2. Probability

  2. Punnett Problem Practice H.O.

Homework:

  1. Pg. 182-83 CNs & Rev. #5, 10

  2. Punnett Problem Practice H.O.
Updated Mon, Jan 9th

Essential Question:

How are genes the instructions for inherited traits?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 178-79 CNs & Rev. #4-6

  2. Human Genetics H.O.

Handouts: 

None

Class Work: 

  1. Traits and Inheritance

  2. Pg. 189, Fig. 2

  3. Pg. 180-81 CNs & Rev. #1-3 (Most classes finished all the notes in class and just have to finish the questions you make on the left, the summary and review #1-3.)

Homework:

  1. Pg. 180-81 CNs & Rev. #1-3 w/Fig. 2 with arrows like Quick Lab shows.
Updated Fri, Jan 6th

Essential Question:

How does the work of Gregor Mendel explain the rules of heredity and how is it the foundation of modern genetics?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 176-77 CNs & Rev. #1, 3, 7

Handouts: 

  1. Human Genetics H.O. given out Tuesday

Class Work: 

  1. Pg. 178-79 Gregor Mendel’s Ratio (Math Focus) & Recognition

  2. Human Genetics H.O. class survey of traits

  3. Pg. 178-79 CNs & Rev. #4-6

Homework:

  1. Pg. 178-79 CNs & Rev. #4-6

  2. Genetic Traits H.O.  Survey your family. :0)
Updated Thu, Jan 5th

Essential Question:

How does the work of Gregor Mendel explain the rules of heredity and how is it the foundation of modern genetics?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 174-75 CNs & Rev. #2

Handouts: 

None

Class Work: 

  1. Pg. 176-77 Gregor Mendel 1st & 2nd Experiments Pictorial (We did the notes in class for both pages with the pictorial.)

Homework:

  1. Pg. 176-77 CNs & Rev. #1, 3, 7 (Just finish the Cornell Notes by adding at least 4 questions on the left (one for each section) and a summary at the end by answering the EQ and your questions from the left side.  Then finish with Rev. #1, 3, 7.  Don't forget to add the question on the left and the answer on the right.)
Updated Wed, Jan 4th

Essential Question:

How does the work of Gregor Mendel explain the rules of heredity and how is it the foundation of modern genetics?

Assignments Collected:  

None (Keep Genetic Traits H.O. for Thurs.)

Handouts: 

  1. Ch. 6 Vocabulary H.O. 

Class Work: 

  1. Pg. 174-75 Gregor Mendel and His Peas Pictorial 

Homework:

  1. Pg. 174-75 CNs & Rev. #2
Updated Tue, Jan 3rd

Essential Question:

How do we inherit traits?

Assignments Collected:  

None

Handouts: 

  1. Genetic Traits Activity H.O.

Class Work: 

  1. CCD: heredity 

  2. Hats, Gloves, Scarves Activity 

  3. Traits Activity H.O. (We will do this on Thursday.  For tonight, find out who in your family can roll their tongues.) 

Homework:

  1. Traits Activity H.O. (We will do this on Thursday.  For tonight, find out who in your family can roll their tongues.) 

Updated Mon, Jan 2nd

Essential Question:

Why do all cells need energy to carry out cell functions, and how do cells obtain and process energy in different ways?

How does the cell cycle result in daughter cells which are two new cells that are exact copies of the original cell?

Assignments Collected:  

None

Handouts: 

None

Class Work: 

  1. Stop Motion Video Movie Review

Homework:

None