A huge thank you to Mr. Frank for overseeing a lab while I was away on a WABS professional development field trip to Renton Technical College. Students worked in small groups to complete the lab outlined in the Lesson 50 Worksheet. For future reference, students may also review the Lesson 50 PowerPoint slides that accompany the textbook reading. For homework, students were assigned textbook questions 5-7 from the end of Lesson 50 (or notes on the reading).
With Mr. Frank substituting, students read chapter 1 of The New Genetics. They were tasked with defining the vocabulary terms (the words in bold) and then answering the questions at the end of the chapter. Students were instructed to turn in their work at the end of the class period. Students who actively engaged in the assignment will receive participation credit, and students will have additional time in a future class period to complete the assignment as it will almost certainly take longer than the class period. For students with Internet access outside of school, the book is available to read online through the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences website. Paper copies are available through the NIGMS website as well – for free!