Personal DNA Testing

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Computer Media Player
Instructional Time: 50 Minute(s)
Keywords: DNA, testing, GATTACA, DNA Testing, RNA, heredity, genetic testing, genetics, pharmocogenetics
Instructional Component Type(s): Lesson Plan Video/Audio/Animation
Instructional Design Framework(s): Confirmation Inquiry (Level 1)
Resource Collection: iCPALMS

Aligned Standards

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Aligned Access Points

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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.

Recognize that all organisms have a substance called DNA with unique information.

Identify ways that biotechnology has impacted society and the environment, such as the development of new medicines and farming techniques.

Describe the processes used in scientific investigations, including posing a research question, forming a hypothesis, reviewing what is known, collecting evidence, evaluating results, and reaching conclusions.

Identify the basic process used in scientific investigations, including questioning, observing, recording, determining, and sharing results.

Recognize a process used in science to solve problems, such as observing, following procedures, and recognizing results.

Identify ways scientific knowledge and problem solving benefit people.

Recognize ways scientific knowledge and problem solving benefit people.

Recognize science information that helps people.

Identify that costs and benefits must be considered when choosing a strategy for solving a problem.

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