Essential Questions "How does DNA control everything about me?" "How are all living things related?"
The study of biology joined the ranks of the other true sciences with the invention of the microscope in the late 1600's. The discovery that every living thing is made of the same basic building blocks - the cell - unified the study of all living things. It goes deeper though...not only are we built of the same basic blocks, all living things are coded and processed in a universal language. DNA and RNA are the chemical sets of instructions for life as we know it. In this unit we will learn to read this code and delve into the one unifying language that links every living organism on this plant.
Extra Credit: Overtime Slips Read or watch one of the Videos, Links and Resources on your right and fill out an overtime slip for some extra points. OR - look something up your own, do a little research, and share with me what you discover!
Sub Day plans Continue working on yourDNA FINAL Project (DNA FINAL Project - HONORS). If absent yesterday, get handout from sub and ask for an explanation from a classmate once you have read the handout. Keep the room chill and a place where everyone can work thoughtfully. These are due on Thurs/Fri and there are no retakes...so knock it out now please!!! Also...be nice to Mr. Waddell!
Unit STANDARDS NGSS HS-LS3-1 HS-LS3-2 Oregon Science Standards H.1L.2 Describe the chemical structure of DNA and its relationship to chromosomes. Explain the role of DNA in protein synthesis. H.1L.3 Explain and apply laws of heredity and their relationship to the structure and function of DNA.