ABC Book of Genetics You are an author who has been asked to write an ABC childrens book about genetics. As you create this book you must address: DNA technology (used in forensics, medicine, and agriculture) Biological resistance Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (the need for both) Mendelian Genetics DNA and RNA processes (replication, transcription, and translation) Chromosomes (chromosome number, homologous chromosomes, and sister chromatids) Mutations (gene and chromosomal) Requirements: 1. All letters of the alphabet must be addressed. 2. Each page must have a letter and a picture. The picture may be illustrated by hand or may be found on the Internet. It must be an example of something dealing with the topic on the page. 3. In addition to the letter and picture, each student must provide the information about genetics that is represented by that letter and be tied into one or more the seven themes listed above. 4. DO NOT put more than one letter of the alphabet on a page. 5. You must include an example of the following in your book: DNA technology, biological resistance, chromosome mutation, point mutation, DNA translation and transcription, Mendelian genetics, asexual reproduction, and sexual reproduction Example of a page: T T is for twins. Identical twins have exactly the same genes and look nearly the same. Fraternal twins are no more alike than any other brother or sister. Each fraternal twin has his or her own unique combination of genetic information. Evidences to Address Exceeds (4) Meets (3) Do not meet (2) DNA technology The student explains The student explains The student shows little or recombinant DNA, recombinant DNA, no evidence of an transgenic organisms, gene transgenic organisms, gene understanding of DNA therapy, DNA therapy, DNA technology fingerprinting, and gel fingerprinting, and gel electrophoresis and gives electrophoresis examples of each type of DNA technology Biological resistance The student explains how The student explains how The student shows little or biological resistance is biological resistance is no evidence of an spread and how this can spread and how this can understanding of biological affect humans, also gives affect humans resistance an example of ways that humans can help to prevent biological resistance Mutations The student explains that a The student explains that a The student shows little or mutation is a change in the mutation is a change in the no evidence of an DNA sequence, and DNA sequence is one way understanding of mutations explains two types of to increase diversity mutations – chromosomal and gene, one way to increase diversity DNA replication, The student explains that The student explains that The student shows little or transcription and DNA transcription is the DNA transcription is the no evidence of an translation process of making a strand process of making a strand understanding of mutations of RNA, also explains that of mRNA from one strand translation is the process of of DNA, the student synthesizing proteins. The explains that translation is student describes the steps the process of synthesizing of transcription and proteins translation Mendelian Genetics The student explains the The student explains a The student shows little or Law of segregation, law of Punnett Square and shows no evidence of an independent assortment, an example understanding of law of dominance and Mendelian genetics explains how a punnett square is used to illustrate these laws Asexual and Sexual The student explains that The student explains that The student shows little or reproduction asexual reproduction asexual reproduction no evidence of an occurs in somatic cells, involves only one cell and understanding of asexual resulting from one cell and that the offspring is and sexual reproduction that the offspring is identical to the parent cell. identical to the parent cell. The student further The student gives explains that sexual examples of asexual reproduction involves two reproduction (mitosis, gametes and that the binary fission, offspring is not exactly like regeneration) and explains either parent. that sexual reproduction occurs when gametes come together and fuse to form an offspring that is different from the two parents. The student notes that meiosis from these gametes are used in sexual reproduction Relevance and The letter, picture, and The letter, picture, and The letter, picture and relationships statement are correctly statement are correctly statement are not correctly related into all of the seven related to a few of the related to any of the themes seven themes themes Neatness and Mechanics End product is End product is neat with End product shows little exceptionally neat with good color and white effort to be neat with little good color and white balance and not more than attention to color balance balance and no errors in three errors in mechanics. or mechanics mechanics.
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