Explain the effects of radiation on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).
DefinitionExplanation should include the structural changes that occur in DNA and the resultant genetic complications that can arise from radiation exposure.
- What is DNA?
- How does radiation affect human DNA?
- What genetic complications can arise from radiation exposure?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will investigate and understand common mechanisms of inheritance and protein synthesis. Key concepts include
- cell growth and division;
- gamete formation;
- cell specialization;
- prediction of inheritance of traits based on the Mendelian laws of heredity;
- historical development of the structural model of DNA;
- genetic variation;
- the structure, function, and replication of nucleic acids;
- events involved in the construction of proteins;
- use, limitations, and misuse of genetic information; and
- exploration of the impact of DNA technologies.
Other Related Standards
Common Career Technical Core
Identify existing and potential hazards to clients, coworkers, visitors, and self in the healthcare workplace.