Gene Transfer and Genetic Engineering (AP Lab)
Students will transfer green fluorescent protein and antibiotic resistant genes into E. coli by using genetically engineered plasmid DNA as a vector to carry the genes. The transformed E.coli is expected to grow in a media that contains antibiotic and glow green in the presence of ultraviolet light.
- 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.
- $480 (BOCES-aidable)
- Time: 2 hours
- Contact us to schedule your field trip
New York State Science Standards
|Core Document||Living Environment Science Core|
|Performance Indicators||PI 1.1 Scientific Inquiry:
“Elaborate on basic scientific and personal explanations of natural phenomena, and develop extended visual models and mathematical formulations to represent one’s thinking.”
PI 3.1 Scientific Inquiry:
“Use various methods of representing and organizing observations (e.g. diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, equations, matrices).”
|Major Understandings||MU 1.1b, Scientific Inquiry:
“Learning about the historical development of scientific concepts or about individuals who have contributed to scientific knowledge provides a better understanding of scientific inquiry and the relationship between science and society.”
MU 3.1a, Scientific Inquiry:
“Interpretation of data leads to development of additional hypotheses, the formulation of generalizations, or explanations of natural phenomena.”
|Performance Indicators||PI 2.1, Living Environment:
“Explain how the structure and replication of genetic material result in offspring that resemble their parents.”
PI 2.2, Living Environment:
“Explain how the technology of genetic engineering allows humans to alter genetic makeup of organisms.”
|Major Understandings||MU 2.1 b, f, g, h Living Environment:
“In recent years new varieties of farm plants and animals have been engineered by manipulating their genetic instructions to produce new characteristics.”