Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Week 12

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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LAB COLOR KEY:

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Labs are marked in white

Labs that are alternates to the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology are marked in green.

Optional and extra labs that have nothing to do with the IGTHB book are marked in orange.

Video labs are marked in blue.

Interactive online labs are marked in yellow.


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Week 12

 

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Day 4

Day 5

Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook

Read

Chapter 7 Introduction

7.1 DNA and RNA

7.2 Protein Synthesis

Topics

  • Molecular biology
  • DNA
  • Various DNA discoveries by different scientists
  • Double helix
  • DNA replication
  • RNA types
  • Transcription
  • Processing mRNA
  • Genetic code
  • Translation
Workbook Chapter 7.1 workbook pages Chapter 7.2 workbook pages

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

 

Labs

 

 

IGHBE: Lab Session III-5: Extracting, Isolating, and Visualizing DNA

  • Gloves
  • Optional balance
  • Beef or pork liver or yeast
  • Cheesecloth or muslin, etc.
  • Isopropanol
  • Freezer
  • Microscope
  • Paper towels
  • Saucer
  • Table salt
  • Teaspoon
  • Toothpick
  • Distilled water

Alternate lab for III-5 (easier imo):
Extracting DNA from strawberries

  • 100 ml dishwashing liquid (or shampoo without conditioner) 900 ml water
  • 15 grams of salt 1-2 fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Ziploc bag
  • Coffee filter
  • Clear glass or test tube
  • Cup or beaker or similar container

Isopropanol alcohol

Click the above link to see pictures of Otter's experiment!

FREE ONLINE lab: DNA to Protein

Notes

 

Bible Study

The New Answers Book 2

 

 

Chapter 8: Did Humans Really Evolve from Apelike Creatures?

 

Chapter 9: Does the Bible Say Anything about Astronomy?

Other Resources

Cells

 

Chapter 4: Proteins, DNA and the RNA's

Optional Activities:
Protein pencil topper

Supplies:

  • Pencil
  •  eraser
  •  12 pipe cleaners
  •  craft beads

 

 

 

 

Videos

 

BrainPOP
DNA

BrainPOP
RNA

Life Season 1
Life Season 1
Episode 3

 

Extras

K'nex DNA
K'NEX Education - DNA, Replications and Transcription Set


 

Make an edible DNA model

Supplies:

  • 2 pieces of red licorice
  • 12 toothpicks
  •  colored mini marshmallows

 

Protein Synthesis Race (online game)

 

Printable and activity: Reading DNA -Students use edible models of the DNA molecule to transcribe an mRNA sequence, then translate it into a protein

Supplies:

  • licorice
  • toothpicks
  •  colored marshmallows
  • scissors

Biology Coloring Book
Biology Coloring Workbook

Choose coloring pages from chapter 4 as needed.

 

 

 

 

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