website protein synthesisStudents will explain the mechanisms of genetic inheritance and describe the environmental and genetic causes of gene mutation and alteration of gene expression. Students will model how phenotypes are determined through genotypes through a protein synthesis simulation. Students will research the genetic basis for sickle cell anemia and present to a group on how a single nucleotide change can lead to disease. Students will read an article on beneficial mutations and discuss the potential consequences for mimicking genetic mutations in humans. Students will compare and contrast eukaryotic organisms and prokaryotic organisms method of transcription and translation.

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Lectures and Notes:

Honors Biology Syllabus
Unit 5 Student Notes

Unit 5 PowerPoint Lecture
Quizlet 1: Unit 5 Review
Quizlet 2: Unit 5 Review
Kahoot Review (Protein Synthesis)
Unit 5 Study Guide
Unit 5 Study Guide (student created)


Formal Lab Write-up
Video Worksheet: Cosmos episode 2 “Some of the Things That Molecules Do”
DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis Part 1
DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis Part 2
DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis Part 3
Worksheet: Unit 5 Test Review 
Grading Rubric: Unit 5 Test Review (ppt)

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab: UV Light and Skin Cancer (rubric)
Protein Synthesis Virtual Lab (Glencoe)
  (online link)
HHMI: Lactose Intolerance-Fact or Fiction?
HHMI: Regulation of the Lactase Gene    (Click and Learn Activity)
Lab: A Study of Lactose Intolerance  (KEY)   (rubric)

Textbook Resources:

Textbook Online Resourcesbiolog3[1]
Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 2
Chapter 3 Review Game
Chapter 4 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology
Practice Tests: Biology Junction

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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