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Genetic Engineering and Bacterial Transformation Lab Activity

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Description

The process of genetic engineering and bacterial transformation are so common in the standards but can be abstract and hard to understand. This lab makes it more UNDERSTANDABLE AND CONCRETE. I couldn't find what I wanted, so I wrote it myself. MATERIALS NEEDED: paper, scissors, tape. INCLUDES: background information, extension ideas, hands-on READY TO GO lab, summary assessment questions.

This product includes:

  • Background information on the process of genetic engineering, both in the form of a webquest and reading.
  • Links to related video clips and news articles.
  • A hands-on lab activity where students simulate finding a gene in DNA, cutting it with a restriction enzyme, and inserting it into a bacterial plasmid.
  • Summary assessment questions.

After completing this activity, students will understand genetic engineering.

I like to follow up on this activity with an additional reading of current events, and then writing a position paper, using this product.

Writing a Position Paper or Logical Argument

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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Standards

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NGSSHS-LS3-2
Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. Emphasis is on using data to support arguments for the way variation occurs. Assessment does not include the phases of meiosis or the biochemical mechanism of specific steps in the process.
NGSSHS-LS1-1
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells. Assessment does not include identification of specific cell or tissue types, whole body systems, specific protein structures and functions, or the biochemistry of protein synthesis.
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

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