Biology Unit 3 AOS 1 - What is the role of nucleic acids and proteins in maintaining life?
This unit is composed of two different modules that can be completed individually (approximately 4 hours each). The modules include:
Biology Unit 3 AOS 1: 1.1 - Nucleic acids and proteins
Students will explore nucleic acids and proteins through images, videos, scaffolded explanations, and guided questions for the following:
nucleic acids as information molecules
universal genetic code and the steps in gene expression
the structure of genes
amino acids and the proteins they make
proteins as a diverse group of molecules
role of the rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus
Biology Unit 3 AOS 1: 1.2 - DNA manipulation
Students will explore DNA manipulation through images, videos, scaffolded explanations, and guided questions for the following:
how enzymes can manipulate DNA.
CRISPR-Cas9 origins and applications
amplification of DNA using polymerase chain reaction
interpretation of gel electrophoresis
the use of plasmids as vectors
the use of genetically modified organisms to improve crops
Biology Unit 3 AOS 1 - What is the role of nucleic acids and proteins in maintaining life? is available through the following program types. Select a program type to view more information.
Delivered via the Quantum Victoria Online Portal, students can complete the module at their own pace.