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The Clone Age
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The Clone Age
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  This program may be used to address the following academic standards, which are based on national standards put forth by NCTM, NCTE, NSTA, and many others.
Grade Level  6-8, 9-12 Subject Area  life science

Standard
  Knows the general structure and functions of cells in organisms.

Benchmarks
  Benchmark 6-8:
Knows that all organisms are composed of cells, which are the fundamental units of life; most organisms are single cells, but other organisms (including humans) are multicellular.

Benchmark 6-8:
Knows that multicellular organisms have a variety of specialized cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that perform specialized functions.

Benchmark 9-12:
Understands cell differentiation.

Grade Level  6-8, 9-12 Subject Area  life science

Standard
  Understands the genetic basis for the transfer of biological characteristics from one generation to the next.

Benchmarks
  Benchmark 6-8:
Knows that the characteristics of an organism can be described in terms of a combination of traits; some traits are inherited and others result from interactions with the environment.

Benchmark 6-8:
Knows that hereditary information is contained in genes (located in the chromosomes of each cell), each of which carries a single unit of information; an inherited trait of an individual can be determined by either one or many genes, and a single gene can influence more than one trait.

Benchmark 9-12:
Knows the chemical and structural properties of DNA and its role in specifying the characteristics of an organism.

Benchmark 9-12:
Knows ways in which genes may be altered and combined to create genetic variation within a species.

Benchmark 9-12:
Knows that genes are segments of DNA molecules, and that inserting, deleting, or substituting portions of the DNA can alter genes.

Grade Level  9-12 Subject Area  life science

Standard
  Knows about the diversity and unity that characterize life.

Benchmarks
  Knows how organisms are classified into a hierarchy of groups and subgroups based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships (e.g., shared derived characteristics inherited from a common ancestor; degree of kinship estimated from the similarity of DNA sequences).

Grade Level  6-8, 9-12 Subject Area  technology

Standard
  Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual.

Benchmarks
  Benchmark 6-8:
Knows that science cannot answer all questions and technology cannot solve all human problems or meet all human needs.

Benchmark 9-12:
Knows that science and technology are pursued for different purposes.


Credit
  All national academic standards used on this site are compiled and provided to Discovery Channel School by the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McREL) in Aurora, Colorado.
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