ABC Book of Genetics by m1Z60682

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									                                              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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