4. Genes are a set of instuctions, encoded in the DNA sequence of each organism that specify the sequence of aminio acids in proteins characteristic of that organism. As a basis for understanding this concept, students know.
b. how to apply the genetic coding rules to predict the sequence of amino acids from a sequence of codons in RNA.
6. The genetic composition of cells can be altered by incorporation of exogenous DNA into the cells. As a basis for understanding this concept, students know:
b. how to apply base-pairing rules to explain precise copying of DNA during semi-conservative replication and transcription, and transcription of information from RNA to DNA.
1. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, and to address the content the other four strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations. Students will:
a. Select and use appropriate tools and technology(such as computer-linked probes, spread sheets, and graphing calculators) to perform tests, collect data, analyze relationships, and display data.
Date Last Modified: 8/29/99