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
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.
Study Partner 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.