Students build a model to observe the connection between DNA, RNA, and amino acid sequences and to see the variation of traits that can occur in offspring by doing either a dihybrid cross or monohybrid cross of the parents.
Review biology and biotechnology concepts (bacteria, viruses, reproduction & genetic recombination, treatment & prevention) with the help of an interactive jeopardy game with your class. See individual PowerPoints for concepts covered in each activity.
Students begin discussions on biotechnology as a class, addressing pre-conceived notions and exploring the role biotechnology plays in their lives, especially related to medicine. This lesson can be used both as an activator and/or a debrief of the unit.