Lesson Four

What is biotechnology?


Food biotechnology uses what is known about plant science and genetics to improve the food we eat and how it is produced.

Length: 1 hour

Students will be able to:

  • Define biotechnology.
  • Identify how biotechnology can help the environment.
  • Identify how biotechnology can improve our food supply

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas:
    1. LS3.A Inheritance of Traits

  • Practices:
    Asking Questions

  • Cross-Cutting Concepts:
    Patterns: Observed patterns of forms and events guide organization and classification, and they prompt questions about relationships and the factors that influence them.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards Addressed:

  • Writing Standards 6-12, Text Types and Purposes (2) Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts and information through selection, organization and analysis of relevant content.

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