Biotechnology Techniques

Module contents

Explore the essentials of modern biotechnology methodology

Students investigate the macromolecule DNA and acquire skills in running electrophoretic separations of DNA and other molecules to determine mass and charge. They learn about recombinant DNA, restriction enzymes, and site mapping; investigate gene products; and observe gene expression.

Two comprehensive culminating activities have students examine gene expression—transferring genes from one host to another—and the technology behind the DNA chip.

Biotechnology Techniques includes:

  • Investigation literature and student guide, comprehensive Curriculum Guide, and a Curriculum Resources CD-ROM with a virtual lab/li>
  • Four units of study (labs), each with 1-5 activities (12 activities total):
    • Unit 1: Understanding DNA
    • Unit 2: Biotechnology Techniques I
    • Unit 3: Biotechnology Techniques II
    • Unit 4: Comprehensive Inquiry Investigations
  • Storage cabinet with materials for 40 students in clearly labeled drawers
1278357 Complete Module with Virtual Lab
1278380 Curriculum Guide
1288814 CD-ROM Network License
1306591 Refill Package
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Unit Summary 66 K Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 70 K Download
Program Features 1.0 MB Download
Table of Contents 258 K Download
Materials List 62 K Download