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Main Curriculum Tie:
Computer lab for students
Background For Teachers:
Some of the benefits of producing GMOs are the agricultural crops can have enhanced pesticide resistance and an increase in size. GMO's are also used in the medical field by producing pharmaceuticals, for gene therapy, and in transgenic animals used in studies. Lastly, GMOs are also used in the pet industry in glow fish.
Additional benefits include an increase of yield, reduced use of pesticides, and reduced use of fossil fuels since fewer pesticides are needed.
There are, however, some concerns with GMOs, such as proprietary issues, creating super weeds or pests, and the consequences of GMOs crossing with wildlife.
Student Prior Knowledge:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
5. Demonstrate Awareness of Social and Historical Aspects of Science
The teacher should also show the videos from bioengineered food.
After the presentation and discussion, students should complete the assessment worksheet in the computer lab. There is an interactive web site on how GMOs are produced.
PBS: Genetically modified foods: from the lab to the dinner table
Global distribution of GMO crops
Engineer a crop
Advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified crops
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