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Biology for Middle School - Molecular Biology/Biotechnology (Semester 2)

Ashley McLaurin
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(649)
This exciting 16-week biology course introduces your middle school students to RNA, protein synthesis, molecular genetics, genetic disorders, and different types of biotechnology. These fun topics will inspire your student. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
16 lessons//16 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
What is RNA?
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Protein Synthesis - Transcription
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Protein Synthesis - Translation
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Amino Acids and Protein Structure
Project #1: Protein Synthesis
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Protein Denaturing
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Introduction to Mutation - Gene to Polypeptide
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Types of Mutations
 Week 8
Lesson 8
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Enzymes Continued
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Genetic Disorders
Project #2: Genetic Disorder Research Project
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Introduction to Biotechnology - PCR/Gel Electrophoresis
 Week 12
Lesson 12
 Week 13
Lesson 13
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Cloning Types
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Genetic Therapies
 Week 16
Lesson 16
Genetic Disorder Projects and The Future of Genetic Therapies
This class is taught in English.
They will learn about how DNA is used to create RNA for protein synthesis, how codons are read to make proteins, the purpose of protein, how mutations can occur, genetic disorders caused by mutations, and how biotechnology and engineering work to help us solve medical issues caused by defects in our DNA.
Homework Offered
In this course, your student will have 1-2 review activities each week, two projects, and review games to check their understanding. All work can be completed digitally or printed for convenience. Project #1 Protein Synthesis Project Project #2 Genetic Disorders
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
All work can be completed digitally. 

If your student prefers doing the projects on paper, the following materials are suggested: paper and colored pencils.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Rising Star
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(649)
Hi, and thank you for stopping to look into my courses! 

I am an experienced science educator with over ten years of experience in the classroom. I live in Indiana with my husband, son, and dog. I hold a bachelor's degree in biology, a Texas... 
Group Class


weekly or $250 for 16 classes
1x per week, 16 weeks
45 min

Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
3-10 learners per class

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