Ch 15: Genetic Mutations for High School Biology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Genetic Mutations chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the process concerning how genes work and change over time 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 Different types of mutation Mutation, point mutations, substitutions, transversions, insertions, transitions, deletions, and DNA sequence
Tuesday How mutations affect protein functions Missense mutation, silent mutation, and nonsense mutation
Wednesday The environment's effect on mutation Mutagens, DNA polymerase, and base substitutions
Thursday What are frameshift mutations? Reading frame, codon, frameshift, and causes of frameshift mutations
Friday Mutations in our world Tay-Sachs disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), sickle cell anemia, color blindness, advantageous mutations, and genetic diversity

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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