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Katie Torkelson-Regan

9th-10th grade Co-Taught Biology


Unit Heredity: Dogs Decoded
Pacing January 22nd - February 16
Standards
Performance Expectation Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) Science and Cross
(PE) Engineering Cutting
Practices Concepts
(SEPs) (CCS)

HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits Analyzing and Scale,


clarify relationships about the Each chromosome consists of a single, very long DNA molecule, Interpreting Proportion,
role of DNA and and each gene on the chromosome is a particular segment of Data and Quantity
chromosomes in coding the that DNA. The instructions for forming species’ characteristics
instructions for characteristic are carried in DNA. All cells in an organism have the same
traits passed from parents to genetic content, but the genes used (expressed) by the cell
offspring. may be regulated in different ways. Not all DNA codes for a
protein; some segments of DNA are involved in regulatory or
structural functions, and some have no as-yet-known function.

HS-LS3-2. Make and defend Asking Cause and


a claim based on evidence questions and effect
that inheritable genetic defining
variations may result from: problems
(1) new genetic combinations
through meiosis, (2) viable
errors occurring during
replication, and/or (3)
mutations caused by
environmental factors.

HS-LS.3-3 Apply concepts of LS3.B: Variation of Traits Engaging in Cause and


statistics and probability to Environmental factors also affect expression of traits, and Argument from Effect
explain the variation and hence affect the probability of occurrences of traits in a Evidence
distribution of expressed population. Thus, the variation and distribution of traits
traits in a population. observed depends on both genetic and environmental factors.

Essential Question How are humans affecting the fate of species?


Semester 2, Week 1: Welcome week

Date Monday, January 22 Tuesday, January 23 Wednesday, January 24 Thursday, January 25 Friday, January 26
Standard
Objective I can learn about my I can demonstrate my I can understand classroom I can create a Unit Cover I can perform an
teachers and classmates. current knowledge of topics expectations and create my Page experiment and reflect on a
in Biology. notebook. question,
Agenda 1. (First hour only: 1. Pre-test 1. Go over syllabus 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up
pass out 2nd 2. Growth mindset if 2. Give tour of the 2. Answer syllabus 2. “Wanted: Gentle
semester done early room questions Retriever”
schedules) 3. Introduce BILLs 3. Tape in pages of 3. Reflection
2. Name game 4. Create first few unit
a. Students sit pages and cover of 4. Model Unit Cover
alphabetical BILL creation
ly 5. Students create
b. Ask Heredity Unit Cover
student’s 6. Finish BILLs—
name, a cover, numbering
unique fact pages, etc.
about
themself,
and a
question
they have
about the
class
3. Student Scavenger
Hunt
4. Pass out syllabus
Warm-up N/A N/A N/A • Tape “Warm-up” page • What is a trait? What is
on p. 6 of BILL In the an example of a trait?
first square, write the
DATE.
• Answer the following
questions: What is one
question you have
about the syllabus or
the class? What are you
MOST looking forward
to in Biology?
Homework Green sheet due on Friday Green sheet due on Friday Green sheet due on Friday Green sheet due on Friday
Semester 2, Week 2: Protein synthesis and heredity

Date Monday, January 29 Tuesday, January 30 Wednesday, January 31 Thursday, February 1 Friday, February 2
Standard HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS3-2. Make and
clarify relationships about Each chromosome consists defend a claim based on defend a claim based on
the role of DNA and of a single, very long DNA evidence that inheritable evidence that inheritable
chromosomes in coding the molecule, and each gene genetic variations may genetic variations may
instructions for on the chromosome is a result from: (1) new result from: (1) new
characteristic traits passed particular segment of that genetic combinations genetic combinations
from parents to offspring. DNA. The instructions for through meiosis, (2) viable through meiosis, (2) viable
forming species’ errors occurring during errors occurring during
characteristics are carried replication, and/or (3) replication, and/or (3)
in DNA. All cells in an mutations caused by mutations caused by
organism have the same environmental factors. environmental factors.
genetic content, but the
genes used (expressed) by
the cell may be regulated
in different ways. Not all
DNA codes for a protein;
some segments of DNA are
involved in regulatory or
structural functions, and
some have no as-yet-
known function.
Objective I can demonstrate my I can clarify the role of DNA I can explain the steps of I can relate protein I can explain connections
ability to use Claim- in protein synthesis. protein synthesis. synthesis to heredity. between meiosis and
Evidence-Reasoning. variation.
Agenda 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Summary chart
2. CER pre-test 2. “Take a Stand” on 2. Finish Puppy 2. Finish Puppy 2. Work on make-up
3. Transcription/transl the statement protein synthesis Protein Synthesis work, update BILLs,
ation review + “Humans play a big 3. Fill out Summary 3. “Dog show” – etc.
practice reading role in changing Chart gallery walk and 3. Turn in BILLs for
plant and animal discussion BILL check
species.” 4. Add vocab to Vocab
3. Review a few Page
problems from
Transcription and
Translation review
4. Puppy protein
synthesis

Warm-up • Which is easiest for you • What is DNA? What • While we watch a • How is DNA related to • (Project picture of
to write: Claim, does it do? video, write down at protein synthesis? meiosis.) What is going
Evidence, or • Tape BOTH pages of least TWO observations on here? What does
Reasoning? Which is “Puppy Protein and at least TWO this make?
the most difficult? Synthesis” to Page 13 questions you have.
• Tape Transcription and
Translation review to
page 10
• Tape codon wheel into
BILL on page 11
Homework Transcription and Get ready for BILL check
Translation review due tomorrow
tomorrow

Semester 2, Week 3: Heredity

Date Monday, February 5 Tuesday, February 6 Wednesday, February 7 Thursday, February 8 Friday, February 9
Standard HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS.3-3 Apply concepts HS-LS.3-3 Apply concepts
defend a claim based on defend a claim based on defend a claim based on of statistics and probability of statistics and probability
evidence that inheritable evidence that inheritable evidence that inheritable to explain the variation and to explain the variation and
genetic variations may genetic variations may genetic variations may distribution of expressed distribution of expressed
result from: (1) new result from: (1) new result from: (1) new traits in a population. traits in a population.
genetic combinations genetic combinations genetic combinations
through meiosis, (2) viable through meiosis, (2) viable through meiosis, (2) viable
errors occurring during errors occurring during errors occurring during
replication, and/or (3) replication, and/or (3) replication, and/or (3)
mutations caused by mutations caused by mutations caused by
environmental factors. environmental factors. environmental factors.
Objective I can explain connections I can summarize and I can summarize and apply I can create and solve I can create and solve
between meiosis and communicate information. information. Punnett Squares. Punnett Squares.
variation.
Agenda 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up
2. Puppy Breeding 2. Stamp homework 2. Finish reading 2. Vocab review 2. Practice Punnett
3. Review Puppy 3. Go over words as a 3. Intro to Punnett Square problem
Breeding Questions class Squares together
1-6 4. Finish Part 2 of a. Watch 3. Continue working
4. Individual/partner Puppy Breeding video on Intro to Punnett
reading b. Problem 1 Squares
together 4. Begin Punnett
c. Independen Square practice #2
t/pair work
for rest of
hour

Warm-up • What is the same • How is variation related • What is an allele? Give • Being able to roll your • Having Hitchhiker’s
between a to meiosis? an example of two tongue (R) is a Thumb
CHROMOSOME and a alleles for a trait. dominant trait. What is (see picture) is a
GENE? What is your phenotype? (Hint: recessive trait (h).
different? Can you roll your What is your
tongue?) phenotype?
• What could be your • What could be your
genotype? genotype?
Homework Finish Puppy Breeding until Add vocab from reading to Have at least two problems
Question 6 Vocab List done by tomorrow

Semester 2, Week 4: Bioethics of genetic engineering

Date Monday, February 12 Tuesday, February 13 Wednesday, February 14 Thursday, February 15 Friday, February 16
Standard HS-LS.3-3 Apply concepts All standards for this unit. HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS3-2. Make and HS-LS3-2. Make and
of statistics and probability defend a claim based on defend a claim based on defend a claim based on
to explain the variation and evidence that inheritable evidence that inheritable evidence that inheritable
distribution of expressed genetic variations may genetic variations may genetic variations may
traits in a population. result from: (1) new result from: (1) new result from: (1) new
genetic combinations genetic combinations genetic combinations
through meiosis, (2) viable through meiosis, (2) viable through meiosis, (2) viable
errors occurring during errors occurring during errors occurring during
replication, and/or (3) replication, and/or (3) replication, and/or (3)
mutations caused by mutations caused by mutations caused by
environmental factors. environmental factors. environmental factors.
Objective I can create and solve I can summarize I can demonstrate my I can gather information I can gather information
Punnett Squares. information. knowledge of heredity and and present my findings. and present my findings.
genetics.
Agenda 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Presentations on
2. Punnett Square 2. Go over test review 2. Test! 2. Research genetic genetic
Practice 3. Begin researching engineering/selecti engineering/selecti
3. Test Review genetic engineering ve breeding ve breeding
(1, 2)/selective technologies
breeding 3. Create a poster
technologies when presentation to
done describe type and
use of genetic
modification

Warm-up • (Show pictures of • What is one question N/A • Have you ever heard of • TAPE Biotech Notes on
breeds of dogs.) you have about our biotechnology? Where? PAGE 20 (flip-flop
• Which TWO breeds unit so far? What do you think it small page)
would you breed means? • TAPE GATTACA notes
together to make a on PAGE 21
puppy with a loud
bark?
• Which TWO breeds
would you breed
together to make a
puppy with a quiet
bark?
Homework Test Review

Semester 2: Winter Break

Date Monday, February 19 Tuesday, February 20 Wednesday, February 21 Thursday, February 22 Friday, February 23
Standard
Objective
Agenda
Warm-up
Homework

Semester 2, Week 5: Bioethics of genetic engineering

Date Monday, February 12 Tuesday, February 13 Wednesday, February 14 Thursday, February 15 Friday, February 16
Standard Engaging in Argument from Engaging in Argument from Engaging in Argument from Engaging in Argument from Engaging in Argument from
Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence Evidence

Objective I can gather information I can gather information I can gather information I can gather information I make and defend a claim
and make observations. and make observations. and make observations. and make observations. based on evidence and
reasoning.
Agenda 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up 1. Warm-up
2. Genetic engineering 2. GATTACA 2. GATTACA 2. Discussion on 2. CER writing
discussion 3. Observations 3. Observations GATTACA/current a. Rubric for
3. Intro GATTACA and events with all students
movie organizer biotechnology and outline
4. Begin GATTACA 3. CER evidence support for
review students
4. CER outline who need it
Warm-up • We will begin a science • Tape movie guide on • Write your Day Three • What is one question • What was the most
fiction movie exploring PAGES 22-25 predictions on PAGE you still have about interesting thing you
what might happen if • Write your Day Two 22 GATTACA or genetic learned
people used predictions on PAGE engineering? about heredity and
technologies we talked 22 genetics?
about, like CRISPR and
PGD. What do you
think will happen in this
move?
Homework Finish CER outline