Unit 6: Biotechnology (4.4) - White

4 Classes

Dates

Day

IB Topic

Activities

Objectives

Homework

1/15 & 1/16

40

5.2

  • What is the future of the human species?
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Socratic Seminar Introduction & Preparation
  • Application: Assessment of the potential risks and benefits associated with genetic modification of crops.

  • PCR Virtual Lab
  • Exploration 1 Due at midnight

1/17 & 1/18

41

  • Should we question genetic engineering?
  • Data Analysis 3 (In Class)
  • Prepare for Socratic Discussion
  • Gel electrophoresis is used to separate proteins or fragments of DNA according to size.
  • PCR can be used to amplify small amounts of DNA.
  • DNA profiling involves comparison of DNA.
  • Genetic modification is carried out by gene transfer between species.
  • Biotechnology Video Lecture Part 1
  • Pg 396-407
  • Read Intro of PCR of PTC Lab

1/22 & 1/23

42

  • PCR of PTC Gene Lab: Day 1
  • Prepare for Socratic Discussion

  • Clones are groups of genetically identical organisms derived from a single original parent cell.
  • Many plant species and some animal species have natural methods of cloning.
  • Animals can be cloned at the embryo stage by breaking up the embryo into more than one group of cells.
  • Methods have been developed for cloning adult animals using differentiated cells.
  • Application: Use of DNA profiling in paternity and forensic investigations.
  • Application: Gene transfer to bacteria using plasmids makes use of restriction endonucleases and DNA ligase.
  • Application: Assessment of the potential risks and benefits associated with genetic modification of crops.
  • Application: Production of cloned embryos produced by somatic-cell nuclear transfer.
  • Skill: Design of an experiment to assess one factor affecting the rooting of stem-cuttings.
  • Skill: Analysis of examples of DNA profiles.
  • Skill: Analysis of data on risks to monarch butterflies of Bt crops.
  • Biotechnology Video Lecture Part 2
  • Pg 412-422

1/24 & 1/25

43

  • PCR of PTC Gene Lab: Day 2
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Socratic Seminar
  • Review for Final

1/28

40 minute period: Final Review Time

Deadline for TT Retakes

1/29- 1/31

Finals