ERIC Number: ED370802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Working with DNA & Bacteria in Precollege Science Classrooms.
Horn, Toby Mogollon; Frame, Kathy, Ed.
This document describes ways to work with DNA and host organisms in precollege classrooms. The guidelines are intended to assist the teacher who already has training in working with microbes, DNA, and associated chemicals. The contents of the guidelines include: (1) Permitted DNA molecules, vectors, and recommended host organisms for constructing rDNA; (2) Preparations of materials and the work area; (3) Storage of DNA and bacteria; (4) Standard microbiological practices and aseptic techniques; (5) Handling of chemicals, cleanup, and disposal, and (6) Appendix: examples of experiments. (Contains 20 references.) (PR)
Descriptors: Bacteria, Biochemistry, DNA, High Schools, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Procedures, Laboratory Safety, Microbiology, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, #19, Reston, VA 22090.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Biology Teachers, Washington, DC.