Activity Description of "INSULIN from DNA"
|Title ||INSULIN from DNA|
|Audience ||AP Biology|
|Abstract ||Given the DNA code for the horomone insulin, students
will be able to determine the correct amino acid
sequence of the molecule. This excersise is divided
into three sections. Each section contains either
the beginning, the middle, or the end of the molecule.
Students will be divided up into three groups. Each group
will receive one of the segments. Based on the DNA code,
the group will determine what segment they received.
Once they have determined their segment, they will
group up with the missing two segments and complete the
excersise. The groups may consist of individuals or
cooperative groups of no more than three students each.
|Author ||Charles Zaremba|
|Unifying Concept ||Form and function|
|Science and Technology ||Abilities of technological design|
|Science as Inquiry ||Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry|
|History and Nature of Science ||Science as a human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge|
|Science in Personal and Social Perspectives||Science and technology in local, national, global challenges|
|Life, Physical, Earth Sciences ||Molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution|
|Other Standards |