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Related The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards

The National Council for Agricultural Education: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Content Standards

BS.01.01. Investigate and explain the relationship between past, current, and emerging applications of biotechnology in agriculture (e.g., major innovators, historical developments, potential applications of biotechnology, etc.).

 

BS.01.02. Evaluate the scope and implications of regulatory agencies on applications of biotechnology in agriculture and protection of public interests (e.g., health, safety, environmental issues, etc.).

 

BS.01.03. Analyze the relationship and implications of bioethics, laws, and public perceptions on applications of biotechnology in agriculture (e.g., ethical, legal, social, cultural issues).

 

BS.02.01. Read, document, evaluate, and secure accurate laboratory records of experimental protocols, observations, and results.

 

BS.02.02. Implement standard operating procedures for the proper maintenance, use, and sterilization of equipment in a laboratory.

 

BS.02.03. Apply standard operating procedures for the safe handling of biological and chemical materials in a laboratory.

 

BS.02.04. Safely manage and dispose of biological materials, chemicals, and wastes according to standard operating procedures.

 

BS.02.05. Examine and perform scientific procedures using microbes, DNA, RNA, and proteins in a laboratory.

 

BS.03.01. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to create transgenic species through genetic engineering.

 

BS.03.02. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to enhance the production of food through the use of microorganisms and enzymes.

 

BS.03.03. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to protect the environment and maximize use of natural resources (e.g., biomass, bioprospecting, industrial biotechnology, etc.).

 

BS.03.04. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to enhance plant and animal care and production (e.g., selective breeding, pharmaceuticals, biodiversity, etc.).

 

BS.03.05. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to produce biofuels (e.g., fermentation, transesterification, methanogenesis, etc.).

 

BS.03.06. Apply biotechnology principles, techniques, and processes to improve waste management (e.g., genetically modified organisms, bioremediation, etc.).