Students simulate the genetic modification of an organism to produce a desired trait. Students are then introduced to the unit through reading about genetically engineered cats.
Students learn about feline acne and explore possible treatments. To draw conclusions about the best solution, students must administer and analyze the results of a ‘pregnancy test’ for Sparky.
Student will learn how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.
Students learn the process of genetic modification with the use of recombinant DNA technology to produce insulin.