Close message

Genes

TLF ID L5917

See how genes and genetic engineering work. Build models of DNA, and work out how it is copied as cells divide. Discover how the codes carried in the genes are copied and used to build proteins. See how gene splicing can be used to benefit human lives. For example, model the transfer of a human gene into bacteria, so they produce insulin. This learning object is a combination of five objects in the same series. The objects progressively increase in difficulty.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Introduces and models DNA structure and genes, including pairing of nucleotide bases.
  • Introduces and models DNA replication and transcription, protein synthesis, and gene splicing.
  • Requires students to participate in modelling DNA structure, replication, transcription, protein synthesis, and gene splicing by making appropriate selections.
  • Provides structured feedback to user input.
  • Includes audio help for pronunciation of unfamiliar terms.
  • Includes end-of-section quizzes to test understanding.
Year level

9; 10

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: CSIRO Publishing
  • Organization: CSIRO Publishing
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Robert Kerton
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Merrin Fabre
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Denis Goodrum
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Person: Merrin Fabre
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Graham Coghill
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.