Genetically Modified Foods in Perspective
Students research the concept of genetically modified foods. The purpose of the research is to increase science content knowledge and comprehension of the controversy surrounding the subject.
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Ethical and Critical Thinking: Genetically Modified Food
Students read statements representing different points of view on Genetically Modified Food. They identify the "facts" and "opinions" in each statement, and then briefly summarize the issue of Genetically Modified Food in a short...
9th - 12th Science
Proposed Treatment to Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues
Should genetic scientists be permitted to alter mtDNA to eliminate birth defects? That is the question examined in Rob Stein's article for NPR that explores the ethical issues raised by this research.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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 The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
Many of the foods pilgrims ate include foods people still eat at American Thanksgiving celebrations today. The turkey, a domesticated animal native to the Americas, often finds itself the center of attention on this holiday. Today's corn...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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