Class: 16 | Genetics

DNA is underlying information storage and hereditary unit of life on Earth. Conceptualize genetic diversity & its relationship to DNA, RNA & proteinsExamine genetic and species diversityRecognize gene variability through allelesDefine heterozygous, homozygous & epigenetics and their influence on genotype & phenotypePredict inherited genotypes and phenotypes with virus models Epigenetics Listening homework: Virus models […]

Class: 17 | Genetically Modified Organisms

Natural selection, artificial selection, genetic modification & cloning all result in same thing –desired or most fit phenotypes, but the processes are different and have different ethical considerations. Predict offspring phenotypes & genotypesDifferentiate between natural selection, artificial selection & genetic modification & cloningAppreciate benefits of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)Clarify concerns about GMOsPrioritize biodiversity Genetics Worksheet & Readings

Aquaponics – Introduction

Introduction A human crisis of unprecedented proportions is in the making. Diminishing arable land, water shortage, and expected population growth to 10 billion portend a catastrophic food security crisis by 2030. This threat requires a dramatic reduction of the environmental footprint of agricultural practices. A paradigm shift to the food supply chain is necessary to […]