Title: Cracking the Genetic Code
In this Science NetLinks lesson, students research and write a feature article on the Human Genome Project. They come to understand what the knowledge of DNA can tell us about ourselves and other organisms and species, as well as learn about the systematic study of the human genome.
Standard(s): [S1] A&P (9-12) 12: Identify structures and functions of the reproductive system.
Title: Tomato Mold
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a researcher who's helping tomato plants fight back against black mold, a fungus that destroys them. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] GEN (9-12) 9: Differentiate among major areas in modern biotechnology, including plant, animal, microbial, forensic, and marine.
Title: From Cell to DNA
This tool, created by Science NetLinks, features an animation that takes students through a tour of a typical human cell, moving from larger to smaller cell structures. It briefly describes some of these structures and describes how DNA strands are constructed. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 9-12, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.
Standard(s): [S1] GEN (9-12) 7: Describe the structure and function of DNA, including replication, translation, and transcription.