What do you
notice about the
cartoon? What is
the message? Do
you agree ? Why
or why not?
Overview of what we will do today
• Clean out folders
• Self reflection
• Genetic screening opinion
• Essential enduring questions
• 21st century skills
• Smart board review
Clean out folders
• Take a folder from the
front of the room.
• Write your name and
class period on the tab
• Place all third quarter
papers in new folder.
• Place in class stack on
• 1st semester student self evaluation
• Name _______________________
Self Assessment • Did you do more or less than was expected by the
Did you study outside of class each week ?
• Circle the amount of studying you did per week for this
• 0 hours 1 hours 2 hours 3hours 4 hours 5 hours
What do you now understand about this subject that
you did not know prior to this class?
• My strongest and weakest points as a student are:
• What did you do to improve the weak points?
• What will you do next?
• What did you like most about what we studied?
• What did you like the least about what we studied?
What did you expect to learn?
• What did you actually learn?
• What would help you learn?
• List three goals for next quarter.
• Watch the videos and describe how you feel
about genetic screening and gene technology.
• WI Model
• F.12.3 Explain
the molecular and
genetic basis of
National Essential Skills
• National Essential Skills Study (NESS)
• Know and apply the principles of scientific inquiry for generating knowledge,
including prediction, estimation, developing hypotheses, drawing conclusions,
evaluation, and following ethical principles and professional procedures. National
• Understand that science and technology merge to meet the needs of society and
that technology can often have unforeseen impacts on people and the
environment that may be complicated to correct. National rank 10
• Examine the foundations of genetics involving heredity and inherited traits passed
on through generations, understand the gene-chromosome concept, and apply
classical genetic studies (Mendelian genetics). National rank 14
• Know the features of genetic patterns such as sex inheritance and sex linkage and
how dominant and recessive traits explain variations that are hidden in one
generation can be expressed in the next. National rank 37
• WKCE-CRT Content Area Proficiency Level Descriptors and Scale Score
Ranges: Advanced Level__X___ Proficient Level_____ Scale Score range 466
• Understanding unifying themes in science such as systems, evidence, models,
or form and function
• Using scientific inquiry processes and procedures, such as hypotheses,
models, data collection, analysis, and interpretation
• Using scientific knowledge and reasoning when making and evaluating
• Analyzing the costs, benefits, or consequences associated with an innovation
Essential enduring questions
• Who owns your genetic information?
• What can someone do with your DNA?
• What gives you your traits or characteristics and how
do they affect you?
• What can you learn from and how do you create a
• What is the probability of color patterns of the
offspring when crossing two corn snakes?
• How are you unique to anyone else? Why does this
matter? (covered in human traits lab in first spiral)
• How can understanding your genetic makeup affect
• How has genetics and eugenics affected the past?
• Evaluate the use of genetic
• Make tribal recommendations
regarding genetic screenings.
• Judge the accuracy of genetic tests.
• Interpret a pedigree.
• Create a pedigree.
• Predict the outcome of a dihybrid
• Make recommendations for snake
• Predict the probability of expressing a
• Evaluate if traits are genetically
controlled using a pedigree
• Project based (with multiple intelligence
• Students select groups for group projects.
• Individual mini projects (pedigree and
• Formative assessments as check points
• Summative assessment final
• Direct instruction for genetic problems and
Why Project Based?
21st century Skills
teamwork can lead
to something that
has never been
21st century skills
• Problem solving
• Find a cartoon or YouTube video about genetics
that you find interesting and paste the link
along with your name on the blog page of my
class web page.