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November 27, 2005

Nov 28: Vocabulary

Homework on Monday is to complete the Vocabulary for Chapter 5. Homework is due on Tuesday.

Posted by Kulkarni at 02:06 PM

Nov 28 -December 2

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Progress reports will be sent home on Monday. Parents please sign the reports and send them back.

For the next two weeks we will be studying Chapter:5. We will be talking about changes over time and how different species adapt to the surrounding. We will have few hands on activities to help understand some of the concepts.

Posted by Kulkarni at 01:57 PM

November 13, 2005

TEST:Chapter 4

Students will be tested on chapter 4 on Thursday November 17th.
Important vocabulary words to remember:
Pedigree, Sex-Linked genes, Carrier,Genetic disorder, Amniocentesis, Karyotype,Selective breeding, Inbreeding, Hybridization, Clone, Genome.

Students will also be required to create a pedigree and write the genotypes of the family members. Students can practice constructing the pedigree from their textbook on Page no. 130(Case study 1).

Posted by Kulkarni at 06:36 PM

November 14th- November 18th

This week we will be finishing chapter 4: Modern Genetics. We will talk about Advances in Genetics and will do some activities related to DNA fingerprinting. Students will be solving couple of mysteries this week.

Skills:
Students will identify some uses of DNA fingerprinting.
Students will state the goal of Human Genome project.
Students will describe three ways in which people have developed organisms with desired traits.

Assessments:
Graphic organizer
Case of the Crown jewel mystery.
TEST

Posted by Kulkarni at 04:52 PM

November 06, 2005

November 8th :Genetic Disorder

Students will choose any one disease from the following list and complete the graphic organizer. The Homework is due on Wednesday: November 9th .

Hemophilia, Down Syndrome, Cystic fibrosis, Sickle-Cell Disease and Huntington's disease.

Below is the link for the organizer
Download file


Click here for information on the diseases.
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/huntington/huntington.htm

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/huntingtonsdisease.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sicklecellanemia.html

http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/blood/sickle_cell.html

http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/birth_defect/down_syndrome.html

http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/blood/hemophilia.html
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/heart/cystic_fibrosis.html

Posted by Kulkarni at 09:27 PM

November 7th-11th

We will be starting Ch:4: Modern Genetics.
On Monday, we will talk about multiple alleles and read section 1. Graded test and Notebook Quizzes will be returned. Students did really good on this test.

On Wednesday we will talk about pedigrees. We will also look at different genetic disorders and then compare and contrast different diseases.
On Thursday, Students will work on an lab:" Family Puzzle"
On Friday we will continue learning about advances in Genetics.

Objectives:
Students will explain multiple alleles
Explain why some human traits show large variety of phenotypes.
Explain how environmental factors can alter the effects of genes.
Describe the causes and symptoms of five human genetic disorders.
Describe three ways in whih people have developed organisms with desired traits.
Identify uses of DNA fingerprinting.

Assessments:
Graphic organizers
Lab: Family puzzle
Compare and contrast

smiley face activity
smiley_ face.jpg

Posted by Kulkarni at 04:38 PM

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