Curriculum Resources

The curriculum resources listed here support the Amgen Biotech Experience. Resources are provided in partnership with Amgen, WGBH, PBS LearningMedia, Alan Marnett, and BenchFly.

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Khan Academy
The ABE program allows you to explore the central dogma—how DNA codes for proteins which are responsible for traits. With these resources, you can further explore the molecular processes involved in gene expression.
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Khan Academy
From Khan Academy: “Today, we know that DNA is the genetic material: the molecule that bears genes, is passed from parents to children, and provides instructions for the growth and functioning of living organisms. But scientists didn’t always know this. In fact, for many years, researchers thought that protein would turn out to be the genetic material! Learn more about the properties of DNA and how it was identified as the hereditary molecule.”
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Khan Academy
From Khan Academy: “Overview of DNA bases, complementary base pairing, and the structure of the double helix.”
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Khan Academy
From Khan Academy: “We talk a lot about DNA being important in biology. But how do we actually copy, sequence, or visualize pieces of DNA? Learn about common laboratory techniques used for these purposes.”
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Khan Academy
The core of ABE is the big idea that DNA codes for proteins which are responsible for the traits in organisms. So the starting point of biotech is DNA. What is DNA, how was it discovered, and how can it be synthesized? Learn all about DNA with these articles, several skill checks, and related videos.
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2009 WGBH Educational Foundation
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2009 WGBH Educational Foundation
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Khan Academy
From Khan Academy: “When you make a copy of something, how perfect does the copy need to be? If that something is your DNA, the answer is, pretty perfect! Errors during DNA copying can lead to cancer and other health conditions. Learn how cells use a group of different enzymes to accurately copy their DNA, and how they detect and repair copying errors and DNA damage.”
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Khan Academy
Learn more about how DNA is copied (replication) and how the information in DNA is used to make proteins (through transcription and translation).

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