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GENA 2009 Lesson Plan: Introduction to Recombinant DNA


Grade twelve biology students learned principles of biotechnology and DNA analysis
using baker's yeast and E. coli as model organisms. Activities were designed to carry
the students through learning about model organisms, to extracting, analyzing and
sequencing their DNA. The lessons were delivered in the context of several lectures
coupled with lab activities, and an emphasis was placed on Science, Technology,
Society and the Environment from the Ontario science curriculum.