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Learners identify relationships between scientific concepts and their historical roots. They discuss and debate issues of ethics in science, specifically on the concept of genetic engineering and describe the processes of cloning and genetic engineering.
Learners examine various genetically engineered foods by lecture and library research. They are then placed in groups of two to produce their ad and make a presentation on a food they have developed.
Bacteria are described here as little factories, or programmable robots, that can be used to put instructions into for genetic engineering. Professor M. Rahman gives a brief explanation of bacteria and how they are used for genetic engineering. Show this in your college-level biology course.
Learners investigate the pros and cons of genetic engineering. They watch a short Bill Moyers video, conduct Internet research, create a poster, participate in a pro/con debate, and write an essay expressing their personal feelings on the issue.
In The Hunger Games novel and movie, a futuristic, dystopian society is the setting. In it, a genetically engineered bird escapes control of the government. Using this as a starting point, teenagers examine the realistic possibility of do-it-yourself biology by reading a newspaper article about it. Discussion points and comprehension questions are provided for you, as well as links to the scientific background involved. This is sure to engage your biology class or your engineering class.
Students read a New York Times article associated with the issue of the decoding for genomes, the creation of life in scientific laboratories and various genetic engineering topics. They present speeches of the pro's and con's of these issues.
Keep your students up-to-date on the growing field of genetic engineering with these lesson plans.
Students construct a plsmid model with the materials provided and be able to use it to define certain terms and explain other practical applications of genetic engineering. This simulation allows the students to work through the diagram in their textbook.
The concepts here cover the gamut of biotechnological engineering. Information is given about plasmids and genetic manipulation. After reviewing genetic engineering, this slide show would be useful to recap some of the main procedures.
Role-play to learn. Writers pretend to be a team of news writers. They research information about genetically engineered corn and the impact of biotech food products. Then create a video, Powerpoint, or oral presentation to present their findings.
High schoolers demonstrate an ability to apply their knowledge of genetic engineering. They use decision making strategies to recommend a decision concerning the future use of genetic engineering in humans.
Sixth graders explore genetic engineering. For this genetic engineering lesson, 6th graders identify ten common physical traits among classmates. Students create a graph to demonstrate data and discover dominant and recessive traits in the classroom. Students extend this discussion to genetic engineering in plants.
Students study how and why new varieties of plant and animal life are created. They explore genetic engineering and biotechnology. They start out by writing paragraphs about their least favorite vegetable and how they would create a new vegetable.
Students study DNA research and genetic engineering. Also, they learn why diversity among people are important.
Students research the genetically-engineered GloFish and write essays expressing their views about the subject. They evaluate the pros and cons of genetic engineering.Students may also hold a debate about genetic engineering.
Pretty purple slides present a plethora of jargon related to genetic engineering. Most of them have one term across the top and a brief explanation of that term below. They are arranged in alphabetical order, which may not be the most cohesive approach to teaching this material. Colorful graphics make them attractive, but do not enhance the meaning of the vocabulary terms. 
The details and definitions of Biotechnology and genetic engineering are very useful, but this is a very long PowerPoint with no images or ways of breaking up the information. The slides are nicely composed and relevant, so this could be used as a serviceable resource in a classroom.
Students explore genetic engineering and it biological and ethical implications. By conducting experiments with genetically engineered corn and plain corn they determine the difference in taste. Students also discover the effects of herbicides by planting two group of soybeans, one sprayed and the other to left to grow naturally.
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with. After reading various linked resources, they participate in a debate which they state their argument on the right to privacy in issues associated with cloning and genetic engineering.
Students explore the genetic engineering of food.  In this health instructional activity students explain how DNA technology can be used to produce food. 

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