Resources



Biotechnology Online provides three main types of resources;
  • interactives,
  • work sheets, and
  • videos, animation and audio.

Each of these resources is listed as a direct link in the table below.

All of the Interactives, videos, animations and audio are Macromedia Flash Files. To use theses activities, you need to have the Macromedia Flash 6 plugin installed. The Biotechnology Online home page has a link which lets you download this plugin free of charge.

Each interactive activity has built-in navigation instructions. The text at the right of the interactive screen provides background on the relevant concepts as well as instructions for working through the activity. You can scroll through this text using the up and down arrows. The Continue button lets you move forward through the activity.

You can replay an interactive activity by using the built-in Restart interactive button at the bottom right of the screen.

The work sheets are all PDF files. They are listed according to the content section they relate to within the Biotechnology Online resource. Some of the work sheets are found in more than one section of the resource, so this repetition will be reflected below.

 

Interactives Work Sheets Video & Animation

DNA profiling

What is biotechnology? Video

DNA zoom

Poster on traditional biotechnologies for your classroom [395kb | 1 page]

DNA base pairing

Dog cloning

Make some yoghurt [48kb | 2 pages]

DNA packaging - basic

Gene probe

How gene technology is carried out [66kb | 3 pages]

DNA packaging - advanced

Gene splicing

Extracting DNA in your kitchen [55kb, 2 pages ]

DNA replication

Thylacine cloning

DNA line dancing [144kb | 2 pages ]

DNA unzip

Transcription

When a gene code is altered [46kb | 2 pages]

Flowering switch

Translation

DNA sequencing [73kb | 4 pages]

Future foods

Protein synthesis

Plant tissue culture in the classroom [55kb | 5 pages]

Gene technology

Bird flu

Human Uses

Microarrays

Ethics

Using biotechnology to expand our choices [52kb | 3 pages]

Mouse contraceptives

Ethics matrix

Natural antibiotics [59kb | 2 pages]

Oil from plants

 

Human chromosomal abnormalities [386kb | 6 pages]

PCR

 

When a gene code is altered [46kb | 2 pages]

Private sequencing

 

A perfect world [61kb | 2 pages]

Public sequencing

 

What would I choose? [84kb | 3 pages]

Sanger sequencing

 

Who or what would you clone? [56kb | 5 pages]

Transcription basic

 

Ethics of stem cell research [64kb | 6 pages]

Transcription advanced

 

Have you the right to know? [50kb | 2 pages]

Translation basic

 

Using biotechnology to expand our choices [52kb | 3 pages]

Translation advanced

  Environment Animation
 

Humans and the environment [65kb | 2 pages]

DNA cutting

 

Introduced pests in Australia [50kb | 3pages]

DNA pasting

 

Should we interfere with nature? [51kb | 2 pages]

Electrophoresis

 

Deciding on support for conservation programs [49kb | 3 pages]

Gene probing

 

Why bother saving the Bilby? [68kb | 3 pages]

Audio
 

Should we clone extinct species? [49kb | 2 pages]

GM Man

 

Oil-eating bacteria [64kb | 4 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 1

 

Humans and the environment [65kb | 2 page]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 2

  Food and Agriculture

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 3

 

Consumer choice in food and agricultural products [57kb | 5 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 4

 

Utopia 2050 - work sheet [48 kb | 2 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 5

 

How gene technology is carried out [66kb | 3 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 6

 

What people know about GM foods and crops [50kb | 3 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 7

 

People do not agree about genetic modification of crops [PDF, 47kb, 2 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 8

 

Ask the experts [53kb | 2 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 9

 

Growing GM crops in Australia? [51kb | 3 pages]

Listen to this audio from the ABC - Track 10

 

A problem with weeds [47kb | 2 pages]

 
 

Looking at media views - GM foods [55kb | 4 pages]

 
 

A problem with insects [47kb | 2 pages]

 
 

Butterflies and Bt [48kb | 2 pages]

 
 

Getting the right stamp [48kb | 2 pages]

 
 

Organic farming [55kb | 4 pages]

 

 

Please note that this is not a complete list of resources referenced within the Biotechnology Online resource. There are many additional links to useful research, reports, maps, articles, web sites and other resources within the text of the four content areas.