Objective: Explain the advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology, specifically genetically modified organisms
- Do NOW!
Watch the Video GMO- What is it? Then answer the following prompt:What do you already know about genetically modified food? Do you think that GMOs are good or bad for human health? Are they good or bad for the economy? Write a one paragraph (5-7 sentences) reaction.
¿Qué es lo que ya sabe sobre los alimentos modificados genéticamente? ¿Cree usted que los transgénicos son buenos o malos para la salud humana? ¿Son buenos o malos para la economía? Escribe una un párrafo (5-7 oraciones) de reacción.
- Finish up Biotechnology Informational Text Activity Table
The Green Revolution
Getting to Know Agricultural Engineering
- Sort the following into either advantages or disadvantage of biotechnology:
- Reduces the use of pesticides on our crops
- Farmers are able to make more money because crops are better quality and in higher abundance
- Crops that are able to grow in salty soils or droughts
- We can treat and cure diseases that were once incurable
- Increases the shelf life of food
- Concern over inserting a plant gene into an animal or vice versa
- Allergic reactions are possible due to insertion of genes
- Long term effects of GMOs are unknown
- There is a decrease in the number and variety of organisms
- Possible that herbicide resistant crops could transfer traits to a weed (making weed un-killable)
- Watch ‘GMO OMG’ (found on Netflix instant streaming).
During movie students wrote 3 facts, 2 interesting details, 1 question they still have.
After the movie students answered this prompt as a Ticket-Out-the-Door:Are you for or against genetically modified organisms for consumption? Explain your answer in a paragraph (5-7 sentences)
¿Estás a favor o en contra de los organismos modificados genéticamente en la alimentación? Explique su respuesta en un párrafo (5-7 oraciones)
Homework: NONE! 🙂
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