f. Examine the use of DNA technology in forensics, medicine, and agriculture.
VAHSVAC.1, VAHSVAC.2, VAHSVAC.3
VAHSVAMC.3: Cultivates critical thinking and logical argumentation in Curriculum Standard(s):
SB2. Students will analyze how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.
a. Distinguish between DNA and RNA.
b. Explain the role of DNA in storing and transmitting cellular information.
c. Using Mendel’s laws, explain the role of meiosis in reproductive variability.
d. Describe the relationships between changes in DNA and potential
appearance of new traits including:
- Alterations during replication.
- Mutagenic factors that can alter DNA.
- High energy radiation (x-rays and ultraviolet)