Guest Hollow's Biology Curriculum Biology Week 15

Christian High School Biology Curriculum

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Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Labs are marked in white

Labs that are alternates to the Illustrated Guide to Home Biology are marked in green.

Optional and extra labs that have nothing to do with the IGTHB book are marked in orange.

Video labs are marked in blue.

Interactive online labs are marked in yellow.

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Guest Hollow's High School Biology Textbook



8.3 Biotechnology




  • Gene cloning
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Applications of biotechnology in medicine & agriculture
  • Ethical, legal and social issues


Workbook   Chapter 8.3 workbook pages  

Optional Writing Assignment(s)

Write a short story about a clone.
Some ideas:

  • Your pet died and you had a new one cloned
  • A story about a person who was cloned
  • A society where everyone is a clone
  • A clone experiment gone terribly wrong

2nd option: Write a paper stating why you think cloning is a good (or bad) idea. Be sure to refer to some of the scientific principles behind cloning.

3rd option: Write a paper about a real animal that was cloned (Dolly the Sheep, etc.)




IGHBE: Lab Session III-7: Simulated DNA Gel Electrophoresis

  • Gel electrophorsis apparatus (from previous lab)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Microwave
  • 2 liter soda bottle (empty and clean)
  • Table salt
  • Baking soda
  • Toothpicks
  • water

Alternate lab for III-7:
Gel Electrophoresis Virtual Lab
(You can use as an alternate to Lab III-6)

Optional Virtual lab: Engineering a transgenic organism using gene splicing




The above alternate lab is virtual!

Optional Virtual lab: Transgenic Fly Lab




Bible Study

The New Answers Book 2

Chapter 16: Did People Like Adam and Noah Really Live Over 900 Years of Age?


Chapter 17: Why 66?


Chapter 18: What Was the Christmas Star?

Other Resources



Life Season 1
Life Season 1
Episode 6



Dolly the Sheep





Printable activity: Let's Clone a Mouse

Printable: You've Come a Long Way Dolly





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