Biotechnology


  • Biotechnology Project
    Human Body Systems Disorder Project
    Published by NGSS Life Science. Free Lesson Plan (PDF)

    Lesson Plan (DOCX) & Answer Key with Membership
     
    Project
    Students will do a BLAST and learn about how the mutated protein affects cells, organs, and organ systems and those systems overall impact on homeostasis. The example students will use is sickle cell disorder.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-3
     
    Published by NGSS Life Science
  • Biotechnology Lab Experiment
    Blood Type Genetics Lab
    Free Student Handout
    Free Teacher Notes
     
    Lab
    In this blood typing lab, students pretend to investigate blood samples (actually simple chemicals) and use their analysis of the experiment to solve a crime and determine if two babies were switched in the hospital.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-3
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Biotechnology Worksheet
    DNA Fingerprinting Crime Scene
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students will examine crime scene evidence to determine who is responsible for eating the Queen's special imported Lindbergher Cheese. Students will model the process of electrophoresis and DNA fingerprinting.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Biotechnology Worksheet
    Genetic Ethics Questions
    Free Lesson Plan
     
    Worksheet
    Students answer multiple choice questions on science ethics relating to genetics (cloning, gene therapy). The class then discusses the pros and cons of each of the questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Biotechnology Lab Experiment
    DNA Extraction Lab
    Free Student Handout
    Free Teacher Notes
     
    Lab
    In this DNA lab, students extract DNA from their cheek cells to learn about the structure of DNA and DNA replication. The lab has students think about why they were using each reagent and how that relates to the polarity of lipids. Students answer questions regarding DNA base pairing and it relates to the central dogma (DNA - Proteins - Traits).
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Multimedia
    Cracking the Code of Life
    Free Video
     
    Multimedia
    This NOVA video covers topics including the human genome, mutations, genetic variations, the supreme court decision to patent genes, finding cures to diseases, and genetic modification.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions
  • Biotechnology Lab Experiment
    Gene Expression - Ghost in Your Genes
    Free Lesson Plan
    Free Video
     
    Lab
    Students model how scientists use DNA microarrays to determine levels of gene expression in breast cancer patients, and then choose treatments based on what they learn.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-1
    HS-LS3-1
     
    Published by Margy Kuntz and NOVA / PBS

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