Biology 12 Research Assignment – Genetic and Chromosomal Mutations
Your research assignment shall include a hard copy of a 500 word essay (minimum) and including information on at least 2 mutations affecting our species (stay away from frogs and crocodiles). Use your textbook’s chapter 25 and/or p 13 of your DNA booklet to help with ideas on what to research, the “Map of Chromosome X”.
Citations (2 plus Wikipedia, reputable, think EBSCO or GALE virtual library)
A synopsis of both mutations, including the 5 W’s of good reporting:
Who (where in the world is this most prevalent; is a gender more prone to getting this)
Where (which chromosome is most affected; what part of the body is affected, etc)
What (describe how this mutation is expressed, is it lethal? Do they have 6 toes?)
When (provide some history of the research of this mutation, when and who founded it? And how did they discover it?)
Why (how did this mutation happen? Do they think it’s x-rays or deli meat? Give the cause if known or suspected cause if ongoing)
Anything else you think of that would lend itself to good reporting.
Include a picture or diagram of each mutation; what do they look like? How does it occur?
Due Monday November 30th.
No extensions in Term 2. On time or lose 10% immediately and 10% per day thereafter as per the Biology 12 outline.
Due next class, Block 1.2 and 1.4 due Thurs Nov 19 –> Workbook 3.2
Block 1.1, do Workbook 3.1 for Thurs Nov 19, and get started on 3.2 as you are a class behind (Remembrance Day Assembly Nov 10th). Workbook 3.2 and the Chapter 3 Review, p 282 in the textbook, all due Monday November 23rd.
Science 8 – Chapter 2 test Friday November the 13th! Remember to do your Chapter 2 Review, page 96 in your textbook, #1-23 (Prepare Your Own Summary is optional, do the Checking Concepts and Understanding) because it’s your ticket to getting your test! In other words, no Chapter 2 Review, no Test! Block 1.1, your test will be the following Tuesday November 17th.
Lab 2-3 Chicken Wing/Foot lab is now past due
Workbook 2.3 is due Tuesday November 10th (block 1.1 due Friday Nov 13th instead)
Activity 2-4 and Lab 1-7 are very late
Lab 1-3 was due at the beginning of October and will no longer be accepted.
Parents, thank you for checking in on your child’s assignments. Come back here to see what is due and when. The whiteboard in my classroom always has the homework on it and your child is encouraged to keep themselves up to date with the Agenda book handed out in September.
Science 10 – Chapter 5 test – Day 1 class, Fri Nov 13th
Day 2 class Monday Nov 16th
Biology 12 – Chapter 4 test Monday Nov 9th
Chapter 25 Study and Objective Questions due Thursday Nov 12th
Research topic: Using the devices available in the Learning Commons, describe the use of Recombinant DNA in the cases of David Vetter and Rhys Evans using your best essay writing skills and keeping it within 250 words. Include a drawing to help with your description of how Recombinant DNA works.
Due Thursday November 12th.
Remember to use at least 2 sources outside of Wikipedia. Cite them.
Science 8 – Test on chapter 1, Thursday October 22 (Workbook 1.3 is now past due); do the Reading Checks in every chapter of your textbook to check for understanding; try the Chapter 1 Review and see me for the answers to see if you’re on the right track. We’ll be dissecting chicken feet soon (hopefully).
Science 10 – Chapter 4 Test (Day 1 Thursday October 22) (Day 2 Wed Oct 21). We supply a data booklet so you don’t have to have the Periodic Table and Polyatomic Ions memorized.
Remember to do/complete your FIND OUT ACTIVITY involving testing for acids and bases. You get a test when you produce your own copy of the assignment, p 221.