Perhaps you are familiar with the saying “Everything old is new again.”  This phrase usually indicates that a past style is again current.  However, it applies equally well to you.  The fusion of a single egg and sperm cell resulted in the complex creature that is you.  There’s never been anyone quite like you.  And yet the DNA that directs your cells came from your mother and father.  And their DNA came from their mother and father, and so on and so on.  In this unit, you will examine the process that went into making you who you are.  (McDougal and Littell)  Chapter 6

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Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Lecture Notes Unit 8 (Chapter 6)
Lecture Notes Unit 8 (Chapter 7)
PowerPoint Lecture Unit 8 (Chapter 6)
PowerPoint Lecture Unit 8 (Chapter 7)
Quizlet: Chapter 6 Defining Terms
Quizlet: Chapter 7 Defining Terms
Quizlet: Chapter 6 & 7 Test Review   (student created)
Quizlet: Chapter 6 & 7 Test Review   (student created)
Kahoot Review: Chapter 6 & 7 Test Review


Chapter 6 Defining Terms
Chapter 6 Concept Review
Chapter 7 Defining Terms
Chapter 7 Concept Review
Mendel and Genetic Crosses
Monohybrid Genetic Crosses
Dihybrid Genetic Crosses
Multiple Alleles Genetic Crosses
Sex-Linked Genetic Crosses
Punnett Square Review
Genetics of Sickle-cell Anemia
Practice Quiz: Punnett Squares
DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis
Chapter 6 & 7 Test Review  (key)

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Snurfle Meiosis       (simulation)

Beaker Babies  (Birth Certificate)
Online Punnett Squares
Lab: Online Karyotyping Activity   (site1) (site 2)
Fingerprints and Incomplete Dominance
Wheat Germ DNA Extraction
Protein Synthesis
Protein Synthesis and Tribbles
Simulating Protein Synthesis

Textbook Resources:

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DNA Structure and Function (Amoeba Sisters)
DNA Replication: The Cell’s Extreme Team Sport
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Meiosis: The Great Divide

What are stem cells? (TedEd)
Mitosis Splitting up is complicated (Learnhub)

Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s unsung hero (TedEd)
Introduction to Protein Synthesis  
From DNA to protein – 3D
Transcription and Translation
mRNA Translation (Basic)

Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever – CRISPR  

CRISPR: A Gene-Editing Superpower
Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought
TedEd What is epigenetics?
Protein Synthesis and the Lean, Mean Ribosome Machines
Ted Ed: Why do we wear sunscreen?