Video references: Sections of these movies will be shown in class, including the topics of how DNA replicates, how RNA is transcribed, how translation occurs, effects of mutations such as the one that causes sickle cell disease, and genetic therapies that that can be used to treat diseases such as SCID, or treat conditions such as spinal cord injuries.DNA: Blueprint of Life
Proteins: Building Blocks of Life
Understanding Stem Cells
Cloning: The Science and the Controversy
DNA sample test: click here to access the "quest
Animations to view (I STRONGLY
recommend you review these animations)-click the links:How DNA Replication Works
-shown in class as part of the notes.How Translation Works
- shown in class as part of the notes. Try the questions after the animation, see how you do.Protein Synthesis
- shown in class as part of the notes.
not every term is here
, but some are - and one or two extra ones not mentioned in class.
Want extra review of a concept? Are you more of an auditory learner? Want to take some extra notes or just see it presented a bit differently? Check out these lessons from Master Teacher Dan Stevenson Please note that the IRP code numbers he uses are a little different from the current ones we are using, but the topics are the same.
DNA compared to RNA
Podcast on DNA, genes, chromosomes and DNA replication
Podcast on DNA and Biotechnology - How scientists manipulate DNA
Confused about 5' and 3' ends on DNA? Check out this excellent explanation on YouTube.
lots of clips, drag and drop quizzes, and some online quiz material. Check out DNA, Protein synthesis and Recombinant DNA. We don't cover everything in the study partner but it's good stuff, and a lot of what we DO cover is in there.
Link to Helpful Videos: Transcription and Translation
please note that videos may include more detail than necessary, but they are DEFINITELY worth a look. Some topics are broken up into an introductory, easy to understand video, then more complicated ones - which is helpful because you can use them as your understanding deepens :) mRNA Synthesis (Translation)
goes a little beyond the cope of Biology 12, but if you are a keener, you might appreciate a deeper explanation. Try the quiz, but ignore questions 1 and 3, they go beyond the scope of this course. The other questions are on material you should know.Modification of mRNA and Protein Synthesis
: Control of Gene expresssion in Eukaryotes
And , for enrichment or personal interest only, since Cancer is not a major topic in this course -
Cancer: How Tumor Suppressor Genes Block Cell Division
The DNA Webquest file below is useful to do some hands-on interaction with the topic, and will probably help you understand the material better, but is not for marks.