Genetics Homework

Week 6 Confusing Worksheets

Not sure what to do with questions 7-10 and 21-24

 Week 5
Create a project that describes how DNA replication works. Make sure you include information about helicase and DNA polymerase. Instead of just writing it down, I want you to SHOW me how it works in any creative way you can come up with!

This fruit model shows how DNA replication works.  The apples and oranges are the base pairs of the DNA (it's funny that we made base "pairs" out of apples, but we only had three pears on hand).  The green car is the "zipper pull" or the helicase enzyme.  The pink cart behind it is polymerase, which assembles a new base pair, as represented by the group to the right.

Week 4
 Create a project that shows the difference between mitosis and meiosis. Make sure you include the types of cells it happens in, whether the starting cell is haploid or diploid, how many final cells are produced, if those cells are haploid or diploid, and what the purpose of those cells is.

Four caraway seeds on each
4 caraway seeds on first two levels, then 2

The photos here show the process difference between mitosis and meiosis.  The starting cells in each are diploid, meaning they have 46 chromosomes.  In the models in these photos, the caraway seeds represent the chromosomes, with twice as many in the diploid cells as in the haploid cells.

Week 3

1.  A DNA model using Bertie Botts Many Flavour Beans for the base four (A,T, G, C), plus blueberries and lentils for the Deoxyribose sugar and Phosphate group.

2. Option A:  Optional Third Exercise:

2. Option B:  Basilisk DNA

Week 2

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