Or is it a combination of all of the above? Our next project, The Genes and Behavior Project, aims to find out!
Driving Question: Who’s in control, your genes, your environment, or you?
- Entry Event: Practice observing and analyzing animal behavior by secretly spying on a classmate.
- Paper Assignment (2/17): Submit a report of your observation data to Mr. Le by Friday, 2/26.
- Entry Article Discussion: “My DNA made me do it”
- Discussion Assignment(2/18): Make a post on the canvas discussion about this article by Monday 2/22.
- Pair-up with another student and define a human behavior you would like to focus on for this project. See list of examples for help.
- Describe the three main phases of the behavior using detailed research. See this sheet to get started.
- Modulation (processing)
- Research a gene/protein pair important for producing each of the three behavioral phases
- Create an interactive “mind-map” using http://www.mindmeister.com that shares your research on the genes/proteins responsible for each phase of the behavior.
- Share your work with the public by embedding QR-code links on the interactive brain display produced by Ms. Rosenthal and Mr. Spring’s classes.