Pre-AP Biotechnology Mini Unit Syllabus

Core Standard 7: Genetics

Explain how the genetic information from parents determines the unique characteristics of their offspring.

B.7.3 Determine the likelihood of the appearance of a specific trait in an offspring given the genetic make-up of the parents.

B.7.4 Explain the process by which a cell copies its DNA and identify factors that can damage DNA and cause changes in its nucleotide sequence.

B.7.5 Explain and demonstrate how inserting, substituting or deleting segments of a DNA molecule can alter a gene, how that gene is then passed to every cell that develops from it and how the results may be beneficial, harmful or have little or no effect on the organism.

 

Essential Vocabulary for Biotechnology

-biotechnology        -selective breeding      -clone      -gene therapy         -DNA fingerprinting          -forensics

 

Biotechnology Lesson Outline

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2/6

Due: pedigrees 2

 

Schedule:

-Human Genetics Review

-Vocab Quiz

 

HW:  pedigrees 2/study

2/7

Due: review guide

 

Schedule:

-Human Genetics Test

 

HW:  Read DNA Fingerprinting Packet

2/8

Due: DNA Fingerprint Reading

 

Schedule:

-DNA Fingerprinting Activity

 

HW:  DNA Fingerprinting

Online assignment due 2/14

2/9

Due: DNA Fingerprint Lab

 

Schedule:

-Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab

 

HW:  Gel Lab

2/10

Due: Gel Lab

 

Schedule:

-PCR Virtual Lab

 

HW:  PCR lab

2/13

Due: PCR lab

 

Schedule:

-Selective Breeding Project

 

HW:  Project

2/14

Due: none

 

Schedule:

-Selective Breeding Project

-Finish Pearson Work

 

HW:  Project

2/15

Due: Project and Online Assignment

 

Schedule:

-Review

-Biotechnology “Quest”

 

HW:  none

2/16

EVOLUTION UNIT

2/17