Genetic Engineering Teacher Resources
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1 min 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewNo matter where you stand on the controversial topic of genetic engineering, the science that makes it possible is extraordinary. An animated video describes a process of genetic engineering involving bacteria. The quick demonstration...
Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever—CRISPR
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists may have the technology to cure diseases, including cancer in the near future, but at what cost? The video explains genetic engineering that could deadly cure diseases. It highlights the benefits while also weighing the risks.
Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering and Our Food
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
In many households across the country, GMOs are a big no-no. Is our mistrust of genetically-engineered food misguided? Biology scholars examine the facts with an animated video from the Kurzgesagt playlist. Topics include the history of...
Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An example of extreme genetic engineering is modified salmon, which are genetically altered to grow twice their size and swim twice as fast — and they're probably in grocery stores already! The video explores synthetic biology or the...
Genetic Engineering and Diseases—Gene Drive and Malaria
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
One thousand children die every day from malaria. Scientists now have the ability to stop this, but the ethical concerns worry many. The video explains both sides of the argument and the amazing science making it all possible.
'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
7th - 12th
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...
Designer Genes: One Size Fits All?
8th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
In this STEM group of 10 activities, lesson two focuses on the question, "Just because we can, should we?" when considering genetically engineered food. Classes hear a scenario and, as young scientists and geneticists, must determine if...