2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Biotechnology Foundations in Technology Education (8468/36 weeks)
All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.
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.
Exploring Foundations in Biotechnology
Preparing for Biotechnology Experiences
- Explain the roles of sciences applicable to biotechnology including organic chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology.
- Explain the catalyzation process.
- Describe the characteristics and functions of enzymes.
- Identify applications for enzymes in an organism.
- Illustrate the function or use of an enzyme, using a prototype or model.
- Explain the basic principles of protein utilization in organisms.
- Explain the advantages of protein utilization in organisms.
- Differentiate among the different types of proteins found in organisms.
- Explain the function of carbohydrates.
- Explain the structure and cellular/function of organic macromolecules.
- Analyze how organic macromolecules are manipulated and detected using biotechnological tools.
Applying Biotechnology to the Environment
- Assess the social impact of environmental quality management.
- Investigate the purpose and design of biotreatment systems.
- Examine the potential benefits of biological controls in plant and animal systems.
- Design a bioremediation system.
- Plan a biorestoration system.
- Demonstrate the use of biotechnology to restore or remediate contaminated environments.
Examining the Role of Biotechnology in Agriculture
- Demonstrate various procedures used with tissue cultures.
- Analyze social impacts of biotechnology in agriculture.
- Identify microbial applications in agriculture.
- Summarize the role of biotechnology in crop modification.
- Identify factors that jeopardize food safety.
- Examine advances of biotechnology in food science.
- Define bioprocessing.
- Describe the process of fermentation.
- Prepare products generated from bioprocessing.
- Describe genetic engineering applications used in bioprocessing.
- Demonstrate the application of microbes in bioprocessing.
- Describe the social impacts of bioprocessing.
- Perform separation and purification techniques.
- Illustrate the design of bioprocessing systems.
Investigating Genetic Engineering
- Define genetic engineering.
- Develop a historic timeline of genetic engineering milestones.
- Assess the importance of the genetic information contained in DNA.
- Demonstrate techniques for genetic manipulation.
- Explain how genetic engineering is related to disease prevention.
- Explain the importance of genetic mapping.
- Analyze social impacts of genetic engineering.
Examing the Role of Biotechnology in Medicine
- Identify the impacts biotechnology has on medicine.
- Describe the ethical, legal, and social impacts of biomedicine.
- Explain vaccine (immunology) research and development.
- Describe the impacts of molecular research on society.
- Identify emerging healthcare technologies.
- Explain the applications of genetics in pharmacology.
- Describe the impacts of biotechnology on preventive healthcare.
- Define forensic science.
- Describe situations in which medical forensics can be used.
- Describe situations in which forensic science can be used in criminal investigations.
- Describe situations in which biological forensic science can be used.
- Demonstrate the basic instrumentation used in DNA analysis for forensic purposes.