This lesson plan was created based on a template developed for the Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment initiative sponsored by the Alliance for Catholic Education.


Number of Days:

1 day


Prior Knowledge:

SWBAT utilize a model of DNA to describe the process of replication. SWBAT explain the process of transcription and translation of a gene to create an amino acid chain. SWBAT apply the process of translation to analyze mutations in a gene. SWBAT relate the basic structure of proteins to their function


Lesson Objective:

(At a basic/unsophisticated level) SWBAT analyze how changes in DNA result in gene mutations and evaluate the effects of these mutations on the cell and the organism.


Lesson Assessment:



Benchmark or Standards:

B.1.15, B.1.23-26


Materials Needed:







Any approved test-taking accommodations for individual students



TimeLearning TaskMethod or Procedure
50TestIndependent & Individual


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