Students gain a hands-on experience with the technique of genetic engineering. A non-pathogenic strain of E.coli bacteria is mixed with a plasmid that contains the Lux gene and a plasmid that contains the GFP gene, respectively.
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Genetic Engineering Will Change Everything Forever—CRISPR
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.
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering
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...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genetic Engineering and Diseases—Gene Drive and Malaria
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.
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Are GMOs Good or Bad? Genetic Engineering and Our Food
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...
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Next Meal: Engineering Food
Are genetically engineered foods risky or beneficial overall? The video, part of the PBS food science series, explores the debate from a scientific perspective. It explains the history of genetic modification, the benefits, and the...
25 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
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...
7th - 12th Science
How Is Bacteria Used in Genetic Engineering?
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...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your learners will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with....
8th - 12th Science