In this assessment, students take on the role of a doctor who is explaining DNA mutations to a patient. Students identify the specific mutation, explain how mutations occur, and fundamental concepts about DNA.
NGSS Connections: Developing and Using Models, Constructing Explanations (For Science)
MS-LS1-5 (Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.)
MS-LS3-1 (Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.)