Approximately 90 minutes.
with Internet access, Student Directions, Microsoft PowerPoint
and Word or similar programs, and referenced PowerPoint (Gene
activity is designed for students who have a basic understanding
of human genetics and some knowledge of DNA, RNA and protein
RWLO may be implemented as a class assignment or as a take-home
lesson. It is advisable to have at least some classroom
teaching time to allow the instructor to navigate the site with
the students once using the human insulin model. Preferably the
first gene will be done in-class (human adult beta-globin),
while the second gene could be done either in-class or as extra
to the Student Directions and print and
(1.2 MB) located in the Content
Material section of this RWLO. The
Instructor Directions differ from the
student copy by providing answers to the three
genes used for discovery.
Present in class
or have students access the following short
(551 KB). The
presentation describes the ideas of chromosomes,
genes, and the dogma of how DNA codes for RNA
which codes for Protein.
goes to the site and shows how to navigate using
Student Directions for Searching the Human Genome Project.doc. The instructors version has
the gene names while the student version has
only the sequences to be searched.
Have the class
now search the site using the directions and the
worksheet list of genes. Fill out the
student worksheet as the information becomes
Make sure to
explain that if the students get lost they can
always use the "back" button on their web browser
or go back to the beginning and start their
search over. Exploring the site for other
information is a good option for the students
after the worksheet information is obtained.