Wednesday, March 14

Students watched this video to review/preview Mendel’s discoveries:

They then had time to work on questions 1-10, due Friday.

Chapter 5 AC Questions-2838kek

Chapter 5 questions-1eqx8k3

Genetics wheel is also due Friday (the one you do on yourself and one you do on someone else who is not a current student of Mrs. Jacobson)

Genetics Wheel-12fim5z

Friday, March 2

Use your virtual lab sheet to write your answers. Here are the links you will need.

For the virtual lab (turn on Adobe Flash) :

For the questions at the bottom of the page, you probably want to turn closed captioning on because the audio is a little hard to understand:

For the information about mutations, it seems to work better with Chrome:

When you finish the sheet,please use this Quizlet to review for Wednesday’s test.

Thursday, March 1

Today students watched an Amoeba Sisters video about mutations, had time to work on their secod set of questions which are due tomorrow, and did a differentiated assignment on mutations.

Mutations assignment if you are told to get a laptop: Go to this website

Read the first page, and then click on “Patient Histories” at the bottom and follow the directions to figure out each mutation.


Chapter 6 AC Questions-1hmd2q0   10-20 due tomorrow for AC

Chapter 6 Questions-24clh63    8-15 due tomorrow for On Level

Chapter 6, Genes and DNA  Name_______________________________

Either copy the questions and answer them on notebook paper, or rewrite the question into your answer on notebook paper.

Section 1 – What Does DNA Look Like? P. 144-147

  1. What does DNA stand for?
  2. What are the subunits of DNA, and what are their 3 parts?
  3. Draw the shape of DNA.
  4. What is this shape called?
  5. Do not write this question. Tell the 2 possibilities of base pairs. (this pairs with that)
  6. When DNA splits, how does the new DNA know the pattern to follow?
  7. When does DNA copy itself?

Section 2 – How DNA Works p. 148-154

  1. What can RNA act as?
  2. What are the 2 types of RNA?
  3. What organelle is used in the making of proteins?
  4. What are mutations?
  5. Describe what happens in these 3 types of mutations:
  6. deletion b. insertion        c. substitution
  7. Define and give an example of a mutagen.
  8. What is meant by genetic engineering?
  9. How can DNA be used to identify an individual? (clue: it has nothing to do with fingers)