Today we decoded instructions to build an organism JUST LIKE mRNA decodes DNA and how ribosomes read the instructions and build proteins from amino acids (and those proteins build organisms too!). IF you missed class today you missed a fun activity... the slideshow is of our resulting critters. Interesting how a few genes were mutated resulting in a new organism... Hmmmm... wonder if that explains our diversity of life?!?! (science says YES!). Tomorrow we wrap up the Nucleus 101 information as we get ready to switch to our next unit of Genetics and Heredity. I will collect notebooks tomorrow for a grade check... be sure the Table of Contents, Glossary, Giants in Science and Tools of Technology, and all notes/work is good to go! Next week we will extract DNA from a strawberry, discuss creative ways to explain the diversity of organisms (Indian Education For All style) AND will have another conference sheet to show off our amazing science learning to our folks.
Maybe you'd like to make your own playdough to build a critter THIS IS THE RECIPE I USED!
RETIRED Science Teacher
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