Students devine the word "biotechnology" and will use their creativity to invent new kinds of plants that offer benefits to the world. They explain the process of genetic engineering using an analogy with old filmstrips.
3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 25 Downloads
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
Please Pass the Genes: How New Plants are Made
Students study how and why new varieties of plant and animal life are created. They explore genetic engineering and biotechnology. They start out by writing paragraphs about their least favorite vegetable and how they would create a new...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring Genetics Across the Middle School Science and Math Curricula
Where is a geneticist's favorite place to swim? A gene pool. Young geneticists complete hands-on activities, experiments, and real-world problem solving throughout the unit. With extra focus on dominant and recessive genes, Punnett...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students 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
'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