• DNADNA & Genes DNA2

     

    Key Learning:

    Describe the structure and function of DNA and how mutations affect this fundamental molecule.

     
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    User: Northside1
    Pass: Science
    Interact with the Building DNA tutorial
     
     
     
    Learning Objective:
    Categorize the different kinds of mutations that can occur in DNA.
     DNA & Exposure to Radiation DNA2
               
    The earthquake in Japan caused major destruction however the biggest concern has been the radiation escaping from the damaged nuclear power plants.
    Power Plant 
     
    Driving Questions: Providing the background
     
    What happened to Japan on March 11, 2011?
    How has the country, culture and way of life been changed for citizens near the epicenter?
    What is the current state of the nuclear powerplants?
    How is radioactive material being released?
    Resources
    Use Google and a selection of the following search words to research:
    (use a + symbol to combine key words)
    Japan earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis, nuclear powerplant
    For example, search Japan + Nuclear crisis this provides link to an article, 'Fukushima 50' face new setback
    Fox News
     

    Essential Question
    How would exposure to nuclear radiation affect our DNA?

     

    More specifically,
     
    What type of mutations will arise from radiation exposure?
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Resources
    Use Google and a selection of the following search words to research:
    (use a + symbol to combine key words)
     
    Radiation sickness, nuclear exposure, radiosensitivity, DNA, mutation, radioactive iodine, nuclear radiation, mutagen etc...
     
    For example, search nuclear radiation + DNA this provides link to an article,

    Task:
    Due End of period on Tues Feb 28
    After you research, create a way to communicate how nuclear radiation affects DNA. 
    Use the context of the Japanese Power Plant to discuss both the driving and Essential questions.
     

     
    Sharpei Selective Breeding Weblab

    Review Mutations

    Engineer a Crop


    Understanding Evolution

    Evolution in the Lab

    At the bottom of the article you need to run his experiment.

    What are some problems caused by selective breeding?

    Extra Time: Read this interesting article:

    Selective Breeding of dogs

    BrainPop:

    DNA

    Mutations

Last Modified on February 25, 2013