DNA and RNA

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Biology                          

Grade:  9

Unit:   5 DNA & RNA                                  

Pacing:   3 Weeks

Essential Question(s):

Why is DNA found in every living thing?  (DNA is the blueprint of life.)

How are proteins synthesized from the genetic code?  (DNA codes for proteins, which carry out the message.)

Big Idea(s):

DNA is the blueprint of life.

DNA codes for proteins, which carry out the message.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

D.28  Describe the general role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

  • DNA & RNA in protein synthesis

 

 

  • Role of DNA & RNA in Protein synthesis

 

 

 

 

  • Relationship

 

 

  • Illustrate

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

See attached

“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

            See attached

Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

            See attached

Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Biology book Chapter 12

·        Velcro model manipulative

·        Visual models

·        Graphic organizers/foldables

·        Cells Alive! Website

·        Construct DNA strand

 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

·        Whole group (lectures/notes/discussion) (Q&A)

·        Small group

·        Partners

·        Individual

·        Smartboard

·        Powerpoint

·        Computer lab

·        Concepts in Motion  (biologygmh.com)

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

Enrichment/Extension

Interdisciplinary Connections

DNA

RNA

Protein

Nitrogen Bases

Uracil

Guanine

Cytosine

Thymine

Adenine

Phosphates

Ribosomes

Complimentary Strand

Double helix

Transcription

Translation

Replication

Mutation

Point mutation

Frameshift mutation

Deletion

Insertion

Enzymes

Codon

Anticodon

Nucleotide

mRNA

 

PCR & Electrophoresis virtual labs