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Title

DNAbyDesign

Topic
Genetics,InheritanceandVariationofTraits

GradeLevel
912

Subject
BiologyCP

EstablishedGoals
DerivedfromCommonCoreorNextGenerationScience (Ifyoudonotuseeither,pleaseindicateandlinkwhatstandardsyoureferencehere:_______________)

NGSS:HSLS32 Studentswhodemonstrateunderstandingcanmakeanddefendaclaimbasedonevidencethat inheritablegeneticvariationsmayresultfrom(1)newgeneticcombinationsthroughmeiosis,(2)viable errorsoccurringduringreplicationand/or(3)mutationscausedbyenvironmentalfactors.

EssentialQuestions
WhatstorydoesDNAtell?WhataretherolesofDNAandRNAinthestorageandtransmittanceof geneticinformation?

Understandings
Studentswillunderstandthat... DNAhasdefinitepropertiesand goesthroughdefiniteprocesses duringalifetime. Studentswillknowthat DNAiscontainedinthe nucleusofalleukaryotes, canbereplicatedandcan synthesizeproteins. Studentswillbeableto createapresentationsummarizing theirunderstandingofpropertiesand processesofDNA.

NETS(Students):
Simplyreferencethenumberandletter(e.g.,2c)

Creativity&Innovation Communication&Collaboration

1a 2a

Research&InformationFluency CriticalThinking,ProblemSolving&DecisionMaking DigitalCitizenship TechnologyOperations

3d

6a

NETS(Teachers):
Simplyreferencethenumberandletter(e.g.,2c)

Facilitate&InspireStudentLearning&Creativity Design&DevelopDigitalAgeLearningExperiences&Assessments ModelDigitalAgeWork&Learning Promote&ModelDigitalAgeCitizenship&Responsibility EngageinProfessionalGrowthandLeadership

1c 2a 3c

AssessmentEvidence
PerformanceTasks: StudentswillcreateaTagul cloudmapandaHaikuDeck presentation.Eachproductwill showcasetheirunderstandingof thepropertiesandprocessesof DNA. SelfAssessments: Studentswillsubmittheirworkto aDropboxonHaikuLMS,tobe latersharedonawebpage featuringtheirwork. OtherEvidence:

LearningPlan
InquiryHook: Studentsaretologintomywebsite(tinyurl.com/mrsnation)andreadtheassignmentontheDaily Assignmentspage.

ActivityProcedure: 1. LogintoHaikuLMStogetassignment. 2. WatchDNAExtractiononVimeoandreadTheCartoonGuidetoGenetics. 3. CreateawordcloudusingTagul.com 4. CreateaslidepresentationusingHaikuDeck.com 5. Studentswillhaveatotaloffivedaystocompletetheassignmentsandsubmitthemthroughthe HaikuLMSDropbox.

ReflectionMethods: Studentswillhavetheirproductsavailabletothemonanydevice.Theywillbegiventheopportunityto sharetheirworkwithothersintheirclassesandinotherclasses.Finally,aformalquizwillbegivento themtotesttheirunderstandingofDNApropertiesandprocesses.

Materials
Facilities: Classroom,labbenches Equipment(nontech): ScienceNotebook(SNB) pencil Equipment(tech): ChromebookswithWiFi Elmo projector screen

Differentiations: Studentswithspecialneedswillhaveaccesstoelectronicnotesthattheyalreadyhaveintheirfiles. Thisway,theycouldevaluatewhichitemsarenecessarytocopyandpasteintotheirprojects. StudentswhoareEnglishlearnerswillhaveaccesstoGoogleTranslateordictionaries,andwouldbe encouragedtousebothEnglishandtheirnativelanguageinpresentations.