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Garden Genetics: Genetically Modified Foods Tamara O. Miles Teaching & Learning Science – Empire

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Garden Genetics: Genetically Modified Foods

Tamara O. Miles

Teaching & Learning Science – Empire State College

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Our unit goal is to allow students to: investigate, study, organize, question &

share information about genetically modified foods

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Recall the structure of genes

Identify how structure affects


Understand how GMO’s are made

Research primary


Evaluate environmental,

economic, and health issues

Instructional Objectives:

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Students Brainstorm:• Make a Taco

1. Ingredients are provided on front table

2. Return to seats and enjoy

• Think about it:– What goes into a taco?

• What is it made from?• Where did the tomatoes

come from?• Where did the lettuce

come from? • Where did the meat come

from?Who is responsible for

getting it to us? (hint: farmers, biologists)

Students will think about how genetics affects what they


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Now we read!

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The Case Study Begins

I will have slides prepared to

prompt discussions if


And suggest sites to visit to learn more… if

they ask!

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Interest groups will divide and students will read, watch, and research a series of questions to report on.

Groups will play the roles of:




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There will be common questions and group questions to answer

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Oral Presentation

Each team will present their findings to the class. They may use

YouTube, SmartBoard, or any other method of


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Conclusion•We read literature articles and discussed issues surrounding the use of genetically modified foods

•We recalled the central dogma of molecular biology- replication, transcription, and translation

•We worked in groups to relay our common answers