GMOs: Should We Grow Them?
Students examine the ethics of biotechnology and genetically modifying various organisms. They complete various activities and labs on GMOs and then write a position paper regarding their individual opinions on the subject.
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New Review Water is Life – Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline
In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was scheduled for construction through an area that directly impacts indigenous people. The final lesson in the four-part series encourages scholars to research the Standing Rock debate from multiple...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Should We Eat Bugs?
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Hear the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing this video. It is a fascinating exploration of...
5 mins 5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Designer Genes: One Size Fits All?
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...
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Big Deal with Gluten?
Is gluten-free just a fad? What is gluten anyway, and why can't some of us process it? This is the perfect video to break down the anatomy of gluten and the various diseases and symptoms caused by the notorious protein, as well as to...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable