Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Objectives:
- Conclude and Analyze the Tainted Pattie DNA Scenario
- Successfully set up Gel Electrophoresis
Agenda:
1) PPE
2) Hazard Communications and Safety Check
3) Set Up Gel Electrophoresis and Load Samples
4) Run the Gel and learn about how gel electrophoresis works, more info on DNA, RNA and proteins
5) Analyze Results

Homework:
Study Guide Chapter 8 and 9 - Photosynthesis and Respiration
CHECK YOUR ANSWERS FOR Study Guide Review Sheet #2 - Chapter 7 Parts 1, 2, and 3


Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Objectives:
- Understand what DNA is actually for - transcription and translation overview
- Transcribe and translate DNA sequences
- Identify the location and basic function of free Web tools used by scientists to analyze gene sequences

Agenda:
1) What is the use of DNA in cells?
2) Review of Nucleic Acid and Protein structure and function
3) A look at how DNA, RNA and proteins are related minilecture
4) Guided example of transcription and translation

Homework:
1) Independent work on transcription and translation - Overview Worksheet
2) Complete the Summary Questions for Lab
3) Continue work on DATA COLLECTION for Science Research Projects, should be complete by end of week!

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Objectives:
- identify mutations (insertions, deletions, substitutions) in DNA sequences (silent, expressed) and chromosomal mutations
- work with sequences of unknown expression to analyze possible problems and results

Agenda:
1) Review Worksheet given for HW -
2) Short scenario for DNA mutation - NIH Curriculum Supplement - Human Genetic Variation (Activity#2)
- Human Genetic Variation Activity #2
Video Overview for Sickle-cell Anemia
3) Summarizer - Transcription/Translation Worksheet (Back of Summary Questions for Lab)

Homework:
1) DNA Reading and DNA Replication Video, Protein Synthesis Video
2) Complete Study Guide Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 - Mitosis and Meiosis
Check Answers for Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration

Friday, January 23, 2015
Objectives:
- Solve Simple Punnett Square Genetics Problems - dominance, recessive, incomplete dominance, co-dominance, sex-linked
- Relate the solution of Genetics Problems to Mendel's Law of Segregation

Agenda:
MiniLecture on Using Punnett Squares to solve Genetics Problems
Practice Problems
Q and A

Homework:
Study for your exam - the study guide should now be complete.