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1 February 2016 Design-o-saurs: Using Inquiry to Reinforce Aspects of the Relationship between Genotype & Phenotype
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Biological concepts such as transcription, translation, codons, and genes can be confusing and overwhelming to high school biology students, yet these are prominent topics assessed on high-stakes standardized tests. I present a project-based assessment approach that can help students organize the wealth of information covered during units on genetics and protein synthesis. Students create a three-dimensional “Design-o-saur” model based on the genetic sequences of parent dinosaurs that they have already transcribed and translated to determine the proteins responsible for the observable traits. Ready-to-use handouts, evaluation rubrics, and student guidelines are included.

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Steven M. Autieri "Design-o-saurs: Using Inquiry to Reinforce Aspects of the Relationship between Genotype & Phenotype," The American Biology Teacher 78(2), 127-135, (1 February 2016). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.127
Published: 1 February 2016
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