Posted by: mrborden | February 12, 2017

Genetic Engineering and Evolution


Biology CP

Feb 13 2017
QFD: One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter. James Earl Jones
Essential question of the day : List 5 reasons why genetic engineering cloning is good for humanity and 5 reasons it is not
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
Today’s Learning Target: Students will have a formal debate on the pros and cons of genetic engineering and cloning
1) pros and cons of genetic engineering
2) presentations

Biology Genetics Poster/PowerPoint

Create poster or PowerPoint that includes the following;

  1. A new genetic engineering product.
  2. How was the DNA changed? (mutation)
  3. How much does it cost?
  4. Target Audience
  5. How does your product affect the environment?
  6. Explain in detail how it specifically affects the food chain?
  7. Are there any health benefits with your product?
  8. Any negative symptoms?


Feb 14 2017
QFD: For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela
Essential question of the day : should humans clone humans ? Justify your answer
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
Today’s Learning Target: Students will take a and complete a quiz concerning genetic engineering and the ethics of cloning
1) test genetic engineering
Feb 15 2017
QFD: Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”—Loretta Scott King
Essential question of the day : Describe why dinosaurs do not exist anymore
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 4-1 Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
Learning target : Students will create a PowerPoint demonstration that reveals information about lines of evidence of evolution by the end of Wednesday
1) the geologic time scale
2) video clip
3) video project , Google slides, honors – individual , CP – pairs
Students will create a 15 slide PowerPoint or a brochure that demonstrates how earth, the species of plants and animals, the environment has changed over time by examining one of the four eras in earths history ( Precambrian / Cambrian , Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic )
Included in your presentation : pictures that demonstrate the slide meaning, written explanation for the above requirements, you name/names and a title slide. (Doesn’t count in 15)

Page 1-2 time period, and description of Era

Pages 3  Changes in the Animals from the beginning to end of period

Pages 4 Changes in plant life from the beginning to end of period

Pages 5 changes in the atmosphere and climate

Pages 6  Changes in the land masses

Pages 7 Major events that transpired during this time period

All info must be included brochure as well if that is your choice
HW : continue in PowerPoint

Feb 16 2017
QFD: One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.” —Franklin Thomas,
Essential question of the day : analyze the various eras in earths history
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 4-1 Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
Learning target : Students will create a PowerPoint demonstration that reveals information about lines of evidence of evolution by the end of today
1) finish power points
2) watch videos at home about the other eras
Feb 17 2017
QFD: Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison,
Essential question of the day : Differentiate between mass extinctions according to their type
This weeks learning objective : HS LS 4-1 Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
Learning target : Students will present a PowerPoint that demonstrates information about lines of evidence of evolution
1) presentations
2) take home quiz HOMEWORK

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