• Notebook: 

    • DNA & RNA structure notes (incuding diagrams)
    • DNA packaging notes
    • Double helix coloring & questions 
    • Types of DNA sequences notes
    • DNA replication drawing & defining terms
    • Semi-conservative replication notes
    • DNA structure & replication handout
    • DNA base pairing, transcription & translation practice 
    • DNA to RNA to protein...in real life
    • Overview of protein synthesis foldable
    • Gene expression - transcription handout
    • Gene expression - translation handout
    • Protein synthesis concept maps 
    • Nucleic acids "add-ins"

    Test Focus Points: 

    • Draw and label a generalized structure of a nucleotide
    • Know the position of the carbons and their significance in the structure of DNA
    • Label a blank DNA model and all of its components
    • Compare/contrast RNA & DNA by explaining the # of strands, type of sugar, and base pairings
    • Explain the difference between a purine and pyrimidine 
    • Understand semi-conservative replication
    • Define replication, transcription, and translation and their locations in the cell
    • Understand the central dogma of molecular biology
    • Explain the difference between the leading and lagging strand
    • Recognize enzymes involved in replication & transcription 
    • Understand splicing and non-coding regions 
    • Describe the initiation, elongation and termination phases of translation
    • Recognize the relationship between a codon and anticodon
    • Recognize the relationship between codons and amino acids
    • Recognize the differences in the structural levels of proteins 
    • Explain how the environment can affect gene expression
    • Write complementary base pairings and translate mRNA sequence using a codon chart