DNA Technology

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One of the first biotechnology breakthroughs occurred in 1982 with the creation of synthetic insulin. Young scientists learn about DNA technology with a presentation and accompanying worksheet. It focuses on DNA extraction and sequencing, cloning, the human genome project, and genetic engineering.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pick one of the many ethical issues surrounding DNA technology and assign an argumentative paper
  • Perform a DNA extraction lab in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior understanding of DNA structure and function

  • Worksheet exactly follows presentation order
  • Introduces many related but diverse topics in a cohesive way

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