For High School Teachers
From DNA to Organism: A Study in DNA Function for the High School Biology Classroom

Premodule questionnaire

          Take a few minutes and answer the questions below as best you can. If you are not sure about an answer, do the best that you can. If you have no idea what the answer might be, leave the question blank. This is not a test and it does not affect your grade. The only thing that you need to do is, do your best.

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  • a. What does DNA do?

  • b. What do proteins have to do with DNA?

  • c. How can your DNA make you sick?

  • d. People say that DNA is the future of biology. Name three ways that DNA may affect your future in a positive way. 

  • e. Name three ways that DNA may affect you future in a negative way.

  • f. Explain how DNA could be used to: 

    • Solve a murder?

    • Cure diseases?

    • Feed people?

  • s. Identify one question that you would like to have answered about DNA or DNA technology.

Contact info:

Dr. Gerald Berkowitz
Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory, U-4163
Room 302C
1390 Storrs Rd.
University of Connecticut
Storr, CT 06269-4163
E-mail: gerald.berkowitz@

phone: 860-486-1945