Davis, Science 7

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Updated Thu, Feb 16th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Genes & DNA Graphic Organizer H.O.--Kept at desk to correct in red pen.

  2. Ch. 7 Quiz Rev. H.O.--Kept at desk to correct in red pen.

Handouts: 

     None

Class Work: 

  1. Ch. 7 Review: Correct in red pen

  2. Youtube Videos by The Amoeba Sisters (I’ll post links on Google Classroom too)

    1. DNA Structure & Function

    2. Why RNA is Just as Cool as DNA

    3. Protein Synthesis

Homework:

  1. Genes & DNA Graphic Organizer H.O. (brought back)

  2. Ch. 7 Quiz Rev. H.O. (brought back)

  3. Ch. 6 TC&R due Fri. 2/17/17

  4. Ch. 7 Test Friday, 2/17/16

  5. LAST Test Retakes AFTER School for Trimester 2 on Fri. 3/3/17 for Ch. 4, 5, 6, and maybe 7 (Prepare to not be able to retake Ch. 7!)
Updated Wed, Feb 15th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 216-17 CNs & Rev. #5-9

Handouts: 

  1. Genes & DNA Graphic Organizer H.O.

  2. Ch. 7 Quiz Rev. H.O.

Class Work: 

  1. Ch. 7 Review: Do alone first, then using resources

    1. Genes & DNA Graphic Organizer H.O.

    2. Ch. 7 Quiz Rev. H.O.

  2. Review and Revise in red: returned work

Homework:

  1. Genes & DNA Graphic Organizer H.O.

  2. Ch. 7 Quiz Rev. H.O.

  3. Ch. 6 TC&R due Fri. 2/17/17

  4. Test Retakes AFTER School Today!

  5. Ch. 7 Test Friday, 2/17/16
Updated Tue, Feb 14th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 214-15 CNs w/Fig. 1 & Rev. #2-4

  2. Ribosome Lab 4 H.O.s: in order w/staple or headings on all pages & holes lined up!

    1. “You’re a Ribosome” H.O. Instructions w/decoder

    2. Part A, B, C, D messenger RNA decoded & corrected in class during lab

    3. Questions #1-5 for Part A & B

    4. Questions #6-9 for Part C & D

Handouts: 

   None

Class Work: 

  1. 3 Types of Mutations: Pg. 216-17 CNs & Rev. #5-9

  2. Online Science Textbook on my.hrw.com drop down menu

    1. Vocabulary links also spoken in English or Spanish

    2. Reads textbook to you in English or Spanish

    3. Visual Concepts Tab to see videos, rollover, pictures

    4. Web links to additional websites with interactive games, videos, info. & more!

Homework:

  1. Pg. 216-17 CNs & Rev. #5-9

  2. Ch. 6 TC&R due Fri. 2/17/17

  3. Test Retakes AFTER School Wed. 2/15/17

  4. Ch. 7 Test Friday, 2/17/16
Updated Mon, Feb 13th

Essential Question:

How do drugs affect your body, mind, and your life?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. None--Keep Ribosome Lab: now collected on Tues. 2/13/17

Handouts: 

   None

Class Work: 

  1. Too Good For Drugs w/Mrs. Kisner

Homework:

  1. Pg. 214-15 CNs w/Fig. 1 & Rev. #2-4

  2. Ribosome Lab: Part A, B, C, D, Qs #1-9 due Tues. 2/14/17

  3. Ch. 6 TC&R due Fri. 2/17/17

  4. Test Retakes AFTER School Wed. 2/15/17

  5. Ch. 7 Test Friday, 2/17/16

Updated Fri, Feb 10th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. “You’re a Ribosome” Lab, Part C and D Decoded (Keep at table)

Handouts: 

  1. "You're a Ribosome" H.O. with Questions #6-9

Class Work: 

  1. “You’re a Ribosome” Lab Part C & D: Day 3

    1. Work with your partner--switch roles from last lab

      1. one person (#2) = transfer RNA

      2. second person (#1) = ribosome

    2. Seat 1 & 2 Assemble Part C Deletion Mutation Protein

    3. Seat 3 & 4 Assemble Part D Addition Mutation Protein

    4. Check with Teacher w/Protein Bead Chain  and H.O. 

    5. Compare Part C and D Proteins Beads and on H.O. & Answer #6-9 (One can answer Questions #6-9 by using only the H.O. for Part A and Part C and D :)

    6. Dissemble Part C and D Proteins ONLY & Return Beads; LEAVE Part A and Part B in lab tray

    7. Return Lab tray to front table & wait to be dismissed.

Homework:

  1. Finish Ribosome Lab #6-9 & ALL 3 pages!: Part A, B, C, & D & Q’s #1-9 (Assessment)

  2. Ch. 6 Test Corrections and Reflections due Fri. 2/17/17 (instructions and 5 column form on Google Classroom)

  3. Test Retakes AFTER School Today, 2/10/17, and Wed. 2/15/17--You must complete your Test Corrections and Reflections first, study, then retake.  If you have a "D" or and "F" you must retake tests to raise your science grade!  Trimester 2 ends on 3/10/17.  There will be only one more retake day, if possible.

  4. Ch. 7 Test on DNA Fri. 2/17/17
Updated Thu, Feb 9th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

   None; Keep Part A & B of "You're a Ribosome" Lab at your table.

Handouts: 

  1. "You're a Ribosome" Lab Questions #1-5 for Part A & B.

Class Work:   “You’re a Ribosome” Lab Part A & B: Day 2

  1. Work with your partner:

    1. one person (#1) = transfer RNA: finds the amino acid bead puts the bead in the tray in the #1 spot, then finds 2nd amino acid bead...

    2. second person (#2) = ribosome: picks up amino acid bead from #1 spot, and puts it on chenelle, then picks up #1 bead...

  2. Seat 1 & 2 Assemble Part A Original Protein

  3. Seat 3 & 4 Assemble Part B Substitution Mutation Protein Chain

  4. Check with Teacher w/beads and H.O. 

  5. Compare Part A and B Proteins Beads and on H.O. & Answer #1-5 (One can answer Questions #1-5 by using only the H.O. :)

  6. Disassemble Protein & Return Beads (EXCEPT PERIOD 6!!!  We’ll need it for tomorrow)

  7. Return Lab tray to front table & wait to be dismissed.

  8. Decode Part C & D if not already done; check with your partner and team!

Homework:

  1. “You’re a Ribosome” Lab H.O.s Q’s #1-5

  2. You’re a Ribosome” H.O. Decode Part C & D for Fri. Lab, and Part A & B if you did not already do so!

  3. Test Retakes After School for Ch. 4 or Ch. 5 on Fri. 2/10/17, and Wed. 2/15/17.
Updated Thu, Feb 9th

Essential Question:

How is DNA used to make proteins & how can a mutation change the protein chain?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 212-213 CNs & Fig. 1 & Rev. #1

Handouts: 

  1. “You’re a Ribosome” Lab H.O.s (3)

Class Work: 

  1. Genes & Proteins Pg. 214-15

    1. Transcription Assembly Video

    2. DNA Song Analysis

   2.“You’re a Ribosome” Lab Decoding Part A-D: Day 1

  1. Reading the decoder

  2. Decode Part A

  3. Decode Part B (You can use Part A and circle or highlight what is different--there are 3 substitution mutations)

    1. Where are the three substitution mutations on Part B?

    2. How did they affect the amino acids made for the protein chain?

  4. Decode Part C & D (use Part A to help by folding your paper as shown in class)

Homework:

  1. “You’re a Ribosome” Lab H.O.s: Use decoder & Decode Part A, B, C, & D (We need Part A & B for Thursday, and Part C & D for Friday)
  2. Test Retakes After School for Ch. 4 or Ch. 5 on Fri. 2/10/17, and Wed. 2/15/17.
Updated Wed, Feb 8th

Essential Question:

Turn “Key Concept” into an EQ

Assignments Collected:  

    Late/Absent/Oops!

Handouts: 

   None

Class Work: 

  1. Unraveling DNA Pg. 212-13

    1. Pictorial

    2. Visual Aide demonstration

  2. Bright Bytes Survey

  3. Pg. 212-13 CNs & Fig. 1 & Rev. #1

Homework:

  1. Pg. 212-13 CNs & Fig. 1 & Rev. #1
Updated Mon, Feb 6th

Essential Question:

How does marijuana affect your body and mind?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 210-211 CNs w/Fig. 3 & Rev. #4-7

Handouts: 

   None

Class Work: 

  1. Too Good For Drugs w/Mrs. Kisner

Homework:

  1. None, unless you did not do the assignment below from Friday.  :0)

  2. Google Classroom Activity
Updated Sat, Feb 4th

Essential Question:

How does DNA look and what are the subunits made of?

Assignments Collected:  

  1. Pg. 208-209 CNs w/Fig. 1 & Rev. #1-3

Handouts: 

  1. Vocab/DNA Song H.O.

Class Work: 

  1. How does DNA make a copy of itself in replication? Pg. 210-211 CNs

    1. DNA Model Activity

    2. Pictorial

    3. Turn titles into Q’s & use Standards Check Q’s

    4. Highlight Key Vocab.

      1. Bolded in textbook

      2. Highlighted in textbook

      3. Italicized in textbook

    5. Use Vocab. H.O. and check off.

Homework:

  1. Pg. 210-211 CNs w/Fig. 3 & Rev. #4-7
  2. Google Classroom Activity