Lesson Seven

Where would we be without "GMOs"?

Projects

Genetic modification includes traditional breeding, mutagenesis, RNA interference and transgenics. Products made using transgenics have become known as “GM” (genetically modified) or “GMO” (genetically modified organisms), even though genetic modification through traditional breeding has been occurring for thousands of years.

Length: 1 hour

Objectives:
Students will be able to:

  • Identify the primary components in a DNA structure.
  • Describe the role of DNA in trait inheritance.

Standards:
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

Disciplinary Core Ideas:

  1. LS3.A Inheritance of Traits
  2. LS3.B Variation of Traits

Practices:

  • Asking Questions and Defining Problems
  • Constructing Explanations

Cross-Cutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect: Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural systems.

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