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• Explain why cells regulate gene expression.
• Discuss the role of operons in prokaryotic gene expression.
• Determine how repressor proteins and inducers affect transcription in prokaryotes.
• Describe the structure of a eukaryotic gene.
• Compare the two ways gene expression is controlled in eukaryotes.
• Summarize the role of gene expression in an organism’s development.
• Describe the influence of homeotic genes in eukaryotic development.
• State the role of the homeobox in eukaryotic development.
• Summarize the effects of mutations in causing cancer.
• Compare the characteristics of cancer cells with those of normal cells.
• Explain how geneticists can detect and treat genetic disorders.
• Trace the steps of a Lac operon.
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Genetic Engineering Group Project
Student presentations will include:
- What is genetic engineering?
- Why are scientists pursuing their topic area of genetic engineering?
- How their assign topic of genetic engineering is accomplished.
- Three advantages and disadvantages of this type of genetic engineering.
- Whether or not they believe their type of genetic engineer is ethical. Why or why not.
Students will be graded on their presentation, individual article summary, and group participation.
Genetic Engineering Project information
Genetic Engineering Assignment – due Jan 23rd A-day and Jan 24th B-day
Research a particular area of genetic engineering (a genetically modified organism)
Create a powerpoint , Poplet, Prezi presentation on your assigned topic
Presentations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
by this date: Jan 23rd A-day and Jan 24th B-day
All late presentations will be counted off 20 points per late class period
Come prepared to present everyday starting Jan 23rd A-day and Jan 24th B-day
Questions you must answer in your presentation
1. What is genetic engineering and how does it relate to your topic?
2. Why are scientists pursuing your topic area of genetic engineering?
3. Describe how your "type" of genetic engineering is accomplished. Be as specific as you can.
4. Discuss three advantages and disadvantages of this type of genetic engineering.
5. What is your personal opinion of this type of genetic engineering? Do you think it is ethical? Explain with supporting details.
Have a works cited page with at least three references. Use correct grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences.
Presentation 50 points
You'll be graded on
The project content is exemplary and suggests the student discovered the important ideas of topic. The group expresses their opinion of the topic using facts.
All images are effective.
Style & Organization
Display is interesting and attractive. Materials are complete and organized to present the ideas well.
Materials are complete and well organized. Presentation has sequence and plan evident.
Writing mechanics and resources
Resource list is complete and correct.
Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation. The presentation is clear and concise.
Sometimes stands up straight and establishes eye contact.
Be prepared to share your research with the class for discussion. You will use the smartboard for your presentation. You should have a minimum of 5 pictures in your presentation to complement the presentation. You may use note cards or refer to the smartboard but you may NOT read your notes or your presentation from the board! Make your power point interesting – no long paragraphs on the screen. You may use a website or video clip from the Internet to enhance your presentation or bring in samples for us to look at or enjoy.
BEWARE OF PLAGIARISM – it is easy to detect! If a direct quote is used, it should be limited to two sentences and cited, of course. Any plagiarism results in a zero.
Article Summary – 30 points
You will be graded on
The all of the selected article is stapled behind the summary
· Typed on white 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper.
· Double spaced
· 1in margins
· Times New Roman font
· Heading on the left hand side double spaced) and includes
- Class & period
· In 6-7 sentences summarize the main idea(s) of the article.
· Write 3 questions that you now have from reading this article.
· What caught your attention in this article? Explain why.
No grammatical or spelling errors
Work cited is complete and correct.
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Note Essentials for the gene expression unit
Note Essentials Modern Biology Ch 11 Gene Expression
Use all of the terms to create a study guide for your test. Pull information from your book, notes, handouts, and bellwork. Be sure that you head your paper and number the topics with the same number from this sheet. Turn your note essentials in the day of your test to earn 5 bonus points towards your test. Be sure to see Mrs. McGarrity before school if you have any questions regarding note essential.
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3. structural gene
6. lac operon
7. repressor protein
8. regulator gene
14. transcription factor
16. cell differentiation
17. homeotic gene
22. tumor-suppressor gene
29. Explain why cells regulate gene expression.
30. Discuss the role of operons in prokaryotic gene expression.
31. Determine how repressor proteins and inducers affect transcription in prokaryotes.
32. Describe the influence of homeotic genes in eukaryotic development.
33. Summarize the effects of mutations in causing cancer.
34. Compare the characteristics of cancer cells with those of normal cells.