radiation and chemicals) or new combinations in existing genes lead to changes in function and phenotype.This activity is aimed at helping students understand protein synthesis, DNA, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes, and mutations by using words.The first part of an interdisciplinary week-long unit on DNA and genetics, focusing on science.
In this activity, students first learn about the structure and functions of starch and protein and the basics of how starch, amino acids and proteins are synthesized. Then, students learn about scientific investigation by carrying out key components of the scientific method, including developing experimental methods, generating hypotheses, designing and carrying out experiments to test these hypotheses and, if appropriate, using experimental results to revise the hypotheses. Students carry out two experiments which test whether starch and protein are found in some or all foods derived from animals or plants or both. (NGSS)
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Your work and understanding of the material is a domino effect, to improve science education across the board.” Erin Burns, a UNC-BEST student, discussing her motivation for the lessons she designed on protein synthesis, which she presented to local science teachers at the Biology Teaching Symposium.
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NBB 299 Explore NBB Research This class is designed for first- and second-year students who are looking for a broad understanding of the breadth of what NBB actually is. This class would be excellent preparation for students who have recently joined a research lab/team or who are considering joining a research lab/team. We will explore practical questions about research with discussions, cases and guest speakers. Grading will be based on class participation, reflections in a seminar journal, short investigative papers, and a professional portfolio. NBB299 is an elective for the NBB major.
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The Genetics Student Handout begins with sections that help students to understand basic principles of genetics, including (1) how genotype influences phenotype via the effects of genes on protein structure and function and (2) how genes are transmitted from parents to offspring through the processes of meiosis and fertilization. Then, a coin flip activity models the probabilistic nature of inheritance and Punnett square predictions; this helps students understand why the characteristics of children in many real families deviate from Punnett square predictions. Additional concepts covered include polygenic inheritance, incomplete dominance, and how a new mutation can result in a genetic condition that was not inherited. The Genetics Supplement Student Handout includes (1) an alternative version of the introduction to genetic principles that does not require model chromosomes; (2) an analysis of the genetics of sex determination that helps students understand the probabilistic nature of inheritance; and (3) analyses of the molecular basis of sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait, including the multiple phenotypic effects of a single gene and a pedigree analysis. (NGSS)
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1. Original Source: Larry Flammer, idea developed in 1963 and used in Biology classes ever since, as the finale to a series of Do-It-Yourself DNA Kits (1. DNA Structure & Sub Structure, 2. DNA Replication, and 3. Protein Synthesis, all involving manipulation of cutouts, and resulting in the spelling out of a little 3-letter word (meaningful amino acid sequence).