DNA & Genes
Describe the structure and function of DNA and how mutations affect this fundamental molecule.Gizmo Learning- Log-inUser: Northside1
Interact with the Building DNA tutorialLearning Objective:Categorize the different kinds of mutations that can occur in DNA.DNA & Exposure to RadiationThe earthquake in Japan caused major destruction however the biggest concern has been the radiation escaping from the damaged nuclear power plants.
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?ResourcesUse Google and a selection of the following search words to research:(use a + symbol to combine key words) Japan earthquake, tsunami, nuclear crisis, nuclear powerplantFor example, search Japan + Nuclear crisis this provides link to an article, 'Fukushima 50' face new setback Fox News
How would exposure to nuclear radiation affect our DNA?More specifically,What type of mutations will arise from radiation exposure?ResourcesUse 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 28After 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.
Selective Breeding Weblab
Last Modified on February 25, 2013