Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering
Students use lab techniques to genetically modify bacteria to glow under ultraviolet light to verify the successful transfer of genes. Practical applications of gene transformation technology is in the development of human insulin for diabetics and to create plants that are resistant to pests.
Vocabulary: ampicillin, antibiotic, green fluorescent protein (GFP), plasmid
- Flexible instruction whether students are in the classroom or at home.
- Interactive, instructor-led session facilitated with students using materials from school or home. Can also be demonstration-based if students do not have access to materials.
- Teachers will receive a detailed Teacher Notes guide upon booking.
- Secure link to ZoomGov videoconferencing platform will be provided.
- $240 (BOCES-aidable)
- Time: 1 hour
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NYS Learning Standards
New York State Science Learning Standards
|Disciplinary Core Ideas||Crosscutting Concepts||Science and Engineering Practices|
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
LS4.B: Natural Selection
Cause and Effect
Structure and Function
Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
|Speaking and Listening||Language|
Comprehension and Collaboration
|Vocabulary Acquisition and Use|
ntermediate Science Core
Standard 4, 1 Follow safety procedures in the classroom and laboratory.
Standard 1, S2.1a Demonstrate appropriate safety techniques.
Standard 1, S2.1b Conduct an experiment design by others.
Standard 1, S2.1d Use appropriate and conventional techniques to solve problems about the natural world, including: measuring, observing, and describing.
2.1a Hereditary information in contained in genes. Genes are composed of DNA that makes up the chromosomes of cells.
2.1b Each gene carries a single unit of information. A single inherited trait of an individual can be determined by one pair or by many pairs of genes. A human cell contains thousands of different genes.
2.2a In all organisms, genetic traits are passed down from generation to generation.
3.1c Human activities such as selective breeding and advances in genetic engineering may affect the variations of species.