Access Point #: SC.912.L.16.In.3

Recognize that a substance called DNA carries genetic information in all organisms, and changes (mutations) in DNA can be helpful or harmful to an organism.
General Information
Number: SC.912.L.16.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Standard: Heredity and Reproduction

A. DNA stores and transmits genetic information. Genes are sets of instructions encoded in the structure of DNA.

B. Genetic information is passed from generation to generation by DNA in all organisms and accounts for similarities in related individuals.

C. Manipulation of DNA in organisms has led to commercial production of biological molecules on a large scale and genetically modified organisms.

D. Reproduction is characteristic of living things and is essential for the survival of species.

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2000310: Biology 1
2000320: Biology 1 Honors
2000430: Biology Technology
3027010: Biotechnology 1
3027020: Biotechnology 2
2002480: Forensic Science 1
2002490: Forensic Sciences 2
2000440: Genetics Honors
2002420: Integrated Science 2
2002430: Integrated Science 2 Honors
2002440: Integrated Science 3
2002450: Integrated Science 3 Honors
2000300: Intensive Science
2000800: Florida's Preinternational Baccalaureate Biology 1
7920015: Access Biology 1
2000315: Biology 1 for Credit Recovery
2000500: Bioscience 1 Honors
2000510: Bioscience 2 Honors
2002425: Integrated Science 2 for Credit Recovery
2002445: Integrated Science 3 for Credit Recovery
7920040: Fundamental Integrated Science 3

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Lesson Plans

Personal DNA Testing:

A lesson with multi-media components from PBS/NOVA that focuses on DNA testing, including techniques, purposes, and considerations for biotechnology and human decisions regarding health. Students will learn about single nucleotide polymorphisms, how they are used in science, and how they are being used in the medical field. Students will apply this knowledge by looking at a mock data set and probabilities to inform medical recommendations.

Type: Lesson Plan

CRACKING THE CODE/CLONING PAPER PLASMID:

This is an activity where students "crack" the genetic code. They will "read" and "write" a message. They will also participate in "cloning" a plasmid.

Type: Lesson Plan

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