2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Biotechnology Foundations in Agricultural and Environmental Science (8085/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Demonstrating Leadership Skills
Exploring Foundations in Biotechnology
Preparing for Biotechnology Experiences
- Explain the roles of sciences applicable to biotechnology.
- Explain the structure and cellular function of organic macromolecules.
- Analyze how organic macromolecules are detected and manipulated using biotechnological tools.
- Explain nucleic acids.
- Explain proteins.
- Describe the characteristics and functions of enzymes and the biotechnological processes used to produce enzymes.
- Model a biochemical pathway that includes enzymes.
- Explain antibodies.
- Use antibodies to detect and quantify antigens.
- Explain the function of carbohydrates and their role in biotechnology applications.
- Explain the function of lipids and their role in biotechnology applications.
- Perform separation and purification of macromolecules.
- Demonstrate the use of basic instrumentation in DNA analysis.
Exploring Biotechnology in Environmental Science
Applying Biotechnology to Agricultural Species
Investigating Genome Sciences
- Define genomics.
- Develop a historic timeline of milestones in genomics.
- Describe the importance of the genetic information contained in DNA.
- Demonstrate techniques for DNA extraction.
- Explain how genomics is related to disease prevention.
- Explain the importance of bioinformatics.
- Describe the relationship between reproduction and genetic improvement.
- Describe current technologies for genetic modification of plants, animals, and microbes.
Examining the Role of Biotechnology in Medicine
- Outline the contributions of plant, animal, and microbial biotechnology to medicine.
- Describe the ethical, legal, and social effects of biomedicine.
- Explain vaccine (immunology) research and development.
- Identify emerging healthcare technologies.
- Explain the applications of genomics in pharmacology.
- Describe the effects of biotechnology on preventive health care.