What does a technology look like that will change the world? Biotechnology has the power to alter all of our lives. The ability to manipulate genes in ways that benefit people is a powerful technology. In this lesson we will explore various benefits and applications of biotechnology. You will analyze different perspectives in the race to create biotechnology. From there you will decide how you feel about “playing with genes” and how that will impact your life.StandardsBio.B.3.2.4 Students will apply scientific thinking, processes, tools, and technologies in the study of genetics.
Pair this activity with lessons on selective breeding. Students will identify desirable genetic traits in apples and use a coin flip to simulate the steps and time involved to breed a new cultivar of apple. (Photo by Tom Paolini on Unsplash.com)
Concise lesson plan template asking for the 'essential question', objectives, interest approach, content/procedure/activity, and closure/check for understanding. Developed by Matt Kriefels.
This resource was created by Dylan Huber, in collaboration with Dawn DeTurk, Hannah Blomstedt, and Julie Albrecht, as part of ESU2's Integrating the Arts project. This project is a four year initiative focused on integrating arts into the core curriculum through teacher education, practice, and coaching.