Mutations Lesson Plans

  • Lab Experiment
    Cancer Ras Gene Research
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    Experiment
    Students will do a BLAST and learn about how a mutated gene will code for a abnormal protein, affecting the organism’s phenotype.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Project
    Protein Synthesis & Regulation Model
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    Project
    Students will act out the process of transcription and translation using a physical model to help build a kinesthetic and visual memory of protein synthesis.
    NGSS Standard
    Gene Regulation
    HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Assessment
    Theory of Evolution Quiz
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    Assessment
    This quiz assesses students knowledge of natural selection, selection based on phenotypes, evidence, fossils, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS4.B: Natural Selection
     
    Published by High School
  • Worksheet
    Genetic Variation Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    Students answer questions meiosis, asexual / sexual reproduction, fertilization, karyotypes, and genetic variation.
    NGSS Standard
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School
  • Class Activity
    Chromosome Mutation Activity
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    Activity
    This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting and pasting paper chromosomes. Students then use this activity to defend a claim that inheritable variations can be caused by mutations.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science High School

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