Access Point #: SC.912.L.16.Su.2

Recognize that all organisms have a substance called DNA with unique information.
General Information
Number: SC.912.L.16.Su.2
Category: Supported
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

Using DNA to Identify People:

 Learning objectives:  Students will learn what DNA fingerprinting is, what it is used for, and how it is used in paternity testing and forensics.  Students will see how this technique actually works in lab.  Students will learn how to analyze the gels used in this technique to match babies to parents, and crime scene evidence to suspects.

Type: Lesson Plan

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

Worksheet

Dragon Genetics -- Independent Assortment and Gene Linkage :

This is a lab/activity that uses dragons as "research subjects" for genetics research. It highlights independent assortment as well as gene linkage. Students will do the first part of the activity using independent assortment (genes on different chromosomes). The second part of the activity looks at genes on the same chromosome, and how linkage plays a part in allele assortment. It can be used to show how crossing over allows increased variation when involving linked genes.

Worksheets are available in both Word and PDF formats, for both teacher and student. There is an additional dragon genetics lab that illustrates the principles of Mendelian genetics as a whole.

Type: Worksheet

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Lesson Plan

Using DNA to Identify People:

 Learning objectives:  Students will learn what DNA fingerprinting is, what it is used for, and how it is used in paternity testing and forensics.  Students will see how this technique actually works in lab.  Students will learn how to analyze the gels used in this technique to match babies to parents, and crime scene evidence to suspects.

Type: Lesson Plan

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