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:
- LS3.A Inheritance of Traits
- 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.