2018/2019 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 Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
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.
Demonstrating Leadership Skills
- Identify benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
- Identify types and benefits of participation in a supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
- Participate in a supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
- Apply for an FFA award or degree based on an SAE.
- Describe leadership characteristics and opportunities as they relate to agriculture and FFA.
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.