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Genetics Learning Targets

Science, Genetics

ALT 1 - Value Judgments

Describes the levels of genetics and constructs value judgments on applications of genetics.

ALT 2 - Statistics and Probability

Applies concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population via sexual reproduction.

ALT 3 - Structure of Proteins

Constructs an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

ALT 4 - Organisms and Traits

Applies concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

ALT 5 - Genetic Engineering

Describes uses of genetic engineering and recognizes its potential for both use and misuse.

ALT 6 - Inquiry Process

Uses the inquiry process as a controlled and data drive means to answer scientific questions.

ALT 7 - Validity of Viewpoints

Recognizes and evaluates the validity of other viewpoints, as well as the context and biases of their own perspective to make value judgments about genetics.