Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Transition from Explanation to Extension

Explanation

The muscle gene must be "turned off" in this BOP fish. How can this happen to DNA in nature? How could this be done in the lab?

Objectives: 

The muscle gene must be "turned off" in this BOP fish. How can this happen to DNA in nature? How could this be done in the lab?

Procedures: 

Allude to the steps of making a transgenic fish, but go over in detail later in the genetics unit. Did we solve our problem? Review original clips of fish. How could you take this new knowledge a step further? What are some applications about the research you just learned about?

Maryland State Standards: 

1.1.1

The student will recognize that real problems have more than one solution and decisions to accept one solution over another are made on the basis of many issues.