Q2 reading life science

UNIT 1: Cell Division (mitosis
1. What was Mendel interested in?
and meiosis)
3. What is the difference between
2. What did he do in his experiments?
dominant and recessive alleles?
A: 55- 60
Main Ideas:
4.What is the significance of Mendel’s
1. What happens during Interphase?
VOCAB: heredity, trait, genetics,
2. What happens during mitosis?
fertilization, purebred, gene, allele,
3. How is cytokinesis different in plant and
dominant allele, recessive allele
animal cells?
VOCAB: chromosome, mitosis, cell
B: 84-89
cycle, interphase, replication
Main Ideas:
1. Explain probability
B: 61-62
2. Purpose of Punnett squares
Main Ideas:
3. Difference between phenotypes and
1. What is the structure of DNA?
2. How does DNA replicate?
VOCAB: phenotype, genotype,
VOCAB: None.
homozygous, heterozygous,
C: 64- 67
Main Ideas:
1. What is cancer?
2. How is cancer related to the cell cycle?
3. How is cancer treated?
VOCAB: cancer, mutation, tumor
C: 98-103
Main Ideas:
1. Explain how the genetic code is used in
2. How does a cell make a protein? (Brief
D: Meiosis reading – to be handed out in
3. What are mutations and how do they
affect an organism?
Main Ideas to be announced.
VOCAB: messenger RNA, transfer
VOCAB to be announced.
UNIT 2: Genetics and protein
D: 117-121
Main Ideas:
1. What is the cause and effect of cystic
A: 76-81
2. Cause and effect of sickle-cell disease
Main Ideas:
3. Cause and effect of Hemophilia
4.Cause and effect of Down Syndrome
VOCAB: Pedigree, karyotype
4.How does a new species form?
VOCAB: homologous structures,
branching tree
E: 123-128
Main Ideas:
1. What is selective breeding?
2. How has genetic engineering been
3. Explain the human genome project
VOCAB: clone, gene therapy, genome
C: 155-161
Main Ideas:
1. How do fossils form?
2. How do we determine the age of a
3. What do fossils reveal?
VOCAB: mold, cast, relative dating,
UNIT 3: Evolution
A: 138-145
Main Ideas:
1. What did Darwin observe on his
2. What could Darwin conclude from the
comparisons he saw?
3. What is the relationship between
evolution and natural selection?
4.How are the following necessary for
natural selection to occur:
overproduction, variation,
competition, selection?
VOCAB: Adaptation, evolution,
B: 148-153
Main Ideas:
1. How does early development give
evidence for evolution?
2. How do similarities in body structure
give evidence for evolution?
3. Explain what similarities in DNA tell us
about organisms.
radioactive dating, half-life, extinct
D: 168-173
Main Ideas: To be announced.
VOCAB: To be announced.