Ch 9: Genetic Mutations: Biology 101 Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Genetic Mutations chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the effects of point mutations in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Genetic Mutations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Base substitutions Characteristics of base substitutions, including transitions and transversions
Tuesday Insertions and deletions Point mutations causing the addition or subtraction of nucleotide bases
Wednesday Effects of base substitutions How missense, nonsense and silent mutations alter protein function
Thursday Effects of insertions and deletions How changes to gene length and shifts in the codon reading frame result in frameshift mutations
Friday Mutagens Chemical and physical agents increasing the likelihood of mutations; examples of advantageous mutations

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