Unit Plan

Grade 8 Science: Genetic Modification of Organisms

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Genetic modification is a hot topic in the science and political world. A complete unit gives learners an opportunity to research genetic modification, play an interactive genetic engineering simulation, and interact with the information by writing a five-paragraph essay about the ethical implications. They include arguments about continuing or regulating this fast-emerging field. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate as a standalone unit on genetic modification or use specific lessons to supplement a current unit
  • Provide rubrics to pupils prior to the assignment to communicate expectations
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects students to write argumentative essays independently
  • Includes a choice of four assessments
  • Provides a plethora of resource links
  • Offers a thoroughly written teacher guide to plan for each lesson
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