Biotechnology Kit© Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices

2. Developing and Using Models
4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Dimension 2: Cross Cutting Concepts

1. Patterns
2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
6. Structure and Function

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas

Life Sciences

LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
LS1.A: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
LS3.A: Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

*The NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council (NRC), 2011. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.