HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function


  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Protein Synthesis Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    In this protein synthesis worksheet, students will practice the process of transcription and translation. Students will transcribe DNA into RNA using the base pairing rules. Then students will translate that RNA to build a polypeptide. Students will also answer review questions about transcription and translation. This protein synthesis worksheet is a great skill builder for understanding the vocabulary in both processes and DNA base pairing rules.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Project
    Human Body Systems Disorder Project
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    Project
    Students will do a BLAST and learn about how the mutated protein affects cells, organs, and organ systems and those systems overall impact on homeostasis. The example students will use is sickle cell disorder.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Design a Homeostasis Lab
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    Lab
    This is an introductory lesson into how to design an experiment. Students will practice writing a hypothesis. Students will create procedures to conduct their own experiment. Students will create a data table for their experimental data. Students will write a conclusion that has them focus on evidence from their experiment.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
     
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  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    How HIV Infects Cells - AP
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    Worksheet
    Students read about how HIV infects cells, answer 3 questions, and then color the virus / cell parts for 15 keywords.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    External Anatomy of a Frog
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    Lab
    The eyes, legs, and mouth of the frog is dissected and analyzed.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Fetal Pig Dissection
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    Lab
    Fetal Pig dissection lab manual.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Digestive System Lab: What Happens When You Eat
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    Lab
    These six digestive system labs have students increasing their knowledge of how digestion occurs in the human body. Students will identify organs involved in performing digestion and eat time they eat.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by Kelly Ludwig
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Enzyme Lab
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    Lab
    In this enzyme lab, students will discover the effects temperature, pH, and substrate concentration has on enzyme activity. Students will experiment on the enzyme catalase in different foods to determine its qualitative rate of reaction. This enzyme lab asks students to transfer the enzyme activity concepts in this experiment to homeostasis in organisms.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
     
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  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Plant Growth Homeostasis Lab
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    Lab
    Students will learn how to disrupt homeostasis in plants and use this disruption to understand biological processes. Students will be able to integrate how many processes are involved for plants to grow. Students will be able to design a guided inquiry experiment.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
    HS-LS1-4
    HS-LS1-5
    HS-LS1-6
    HS-LS1-7
    Common Core Standard
    RST 9.10.3, 9.10.5, 9.10.7, WST 9.10.1b, 9.10.1e, 9.10.2a, 9.10.7, 9.10.9
     
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  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Characteristics of Life Lab
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    Lab
    Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
    HS-LS4-2
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Project
    Human Body Wanted Poster Project
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    Project
    Students will create a to create a "Wanted" poster about an organ. Students will research an organ system contains your organ, the organ's main functions, ow does your organ works with other systems to keep the body healthy, which diseases or disorders affects your organ, and can a person live without the organ.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Stacy Baker & Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    How DNA Controls the Workings of the Cell
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    Worksheet
    Students are given two partial sequences of DNA bases for the gene insulin, 1 is from a human and 2 is from a cow. Students transcribe and translate the code and then analyze the sequence for mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    MS-LS3-1 (Mutations)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Monstrous Mutations
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    Lab
    Each student will simulate an animal that can only digest peanuts as its food source. Unfortunately, random mutations have produced some unusual characteristics in recent offspring. Each group will find out what mutation they represent by selecting a letter from the paper bag the teacher has provided.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-1 (Mutations)
     
    Published by Pamela S. Moy
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Circulatory System Lab - Heart Rate Regulation
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    Lab
    In this heart rate lab, students learn how to measure heart rate and then they design an experiment to test the effects of an activity or stimulus on heart rate. In their lab report, students analyze and interpret the experimental data, and culminate with a presentation of their experiment to the class.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-3
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Transcription and Translation Lab - From Gene to Protein
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    Lab
    In this transcription and translation lab, students learn how a gene provides the instructions for making a protein, and how a mutation in the gene for sickle cell hemoglobin can result in sickle cell anemia. Students use paper models to transcribe and translate the DNA into a protein.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
    HS-LS3-2
    MS-LS3-1 (Mutations)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    DNA Extraction Lab
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    Lab
    In this DNA lab, students extract DNA from their cheek cells to learn about the structure of DNA and DNA replication. The lab has students think about why they were using each reagent and how that relates to the polarity of lipids. Students answer questions regarding DNA base pairing and it relates to the central dogma (DNA - Proteins - Traits).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Sense of Taste Lab
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    Lab
    In this lab about the sense of smell and taste, students investigate how a person identifies different flavors of jellybeans. Students learn about the olfactory receptors and the olfactory bulb transmit information to the brain and how the brain interprets salt, sweet, sour, bitter, or savory flavors.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Project
    DNA to Me Lyrics Project
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    Project
    In this protein synthesis project, students will write a poem or music lyrics about DNA, protein synthesis, and phenotypes. This DNA project is a culmination of what students who have already learned about DNA structure, DNA base pairing, genes, transcription, translation, and phenotypes.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS1-6
    HS-LS3-1
     
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  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Gene Expression - Ghost in Your Genes
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    Lab
    Students model how scientists use DNA microarrays to determine levels of gene expression in breast cancer patients, and then choose treatments based on what they learn.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Margy Kuntz and NOVA / PBS
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Human Body Systems Word Search
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    Worksheet
    A word search with 31 terms related to the human body systems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Nervous System Crossword
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    Worksheet
    17 question crossword puzzle about the nervous system.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Skeletal & Muscular System Crossword
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    Worksheet
    19 question crossword puzzle about the skeletal and muscular systems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration Lab: Breathing and Holding Your Breath
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    Lab
    In this aerobic and anaerobic respiration lab, students learn a basic understanding of the regulation of breathing. Students then design an experiment to test whether changing oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in their bodies influence how long they can hold their breath.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Biological Acids and Bases Lab
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    Lab
    In this introductory acids and bases lab, students will determine the pH of common household acids and bases and transfer their knowledge about acids and bases to the human body's homeostasis. This lab is an easy hands-on biochemistry lesson to introduce homeostasis to students.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
     
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  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Enzyme Specificity Lab
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    Lab
    Students learn how enzymes function how they bind to specific substrates using lactose and sucrose. 3 mini experiments are included in this lesson plan.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    The Immune Response Activity
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    Lab
    Students place paper signs on a red blanket and perform a sequence of events that mimic the humoral immune response.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Margaret Mikel
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Kindney - Nephron - Bowmen’s Capsule - AP
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    Worksheet
    Students color in the different parts of a kidney, nephron, and Bowmans capsule and then answer 5 analysis questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Human Population Growth Lab - Spread of an Infectious Disease
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    Lab
    In this human population growth lab, students simulate the exponential growth of an infectious disease in a population. Students then discuss how human diseases spread and their exponential and logistic growth curves. Lastly, students graph the simulated results.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Food Chain Lab - Owl Pellets
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    Lab
    In this food chain lab, students dissect owl pellets to learn how the owl is part of a food chain. Since the owl regurgitates these compact pellets, owl pellets are undigested parts that the owl eats, which contain fur and bones of small rodents. Dry pellets will not smell and are acceptable for students to handle with gloves.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS2-4
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
    MS-LS2-1 (Resource Availability)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf

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