Genetic Engineering: Create Your Own Food

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Stephanie Mills

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Abstract to Concrete Lesson

9 February 2009


Title
: Genetic Engineering: Create Your Own Food

Grade Level
: 9

Objectives
: Students will be able to understand the process of genetic engineering and be able to create
their own food
using genetic engineering.

Illinois State Learning Standards
:


Science Stage I: 11A, 12B

Activity
:

This is the activity for the second day of a three
-
day unit on genetic engineering. The first day
discusses the background and processes of genetic enginee
ring. For this activity, students will
work in
pairs to change
plant/food DNA to create a modified product (example: cinnamon flavored apples). The
students will make simple DNA structures of the two items to be modified and then
manipulate them
together.
Before beginning the activity, I will show them an animation explaining the process and show
an example for them (cinnamon apples). This activity will show the students how scientists manipulate
DNA to make a genetically modified product.

Assessment
:


The
students will be presenting their new product to the rest of the class, showing the DNA that
they modified and also explaining the final product. They should make a model/drawing showing their
final product.

Rationale
:


Through this lesson, students will b
e able to understand the process of genetic engineering. The
physical manipulation of “DNA” will help students understand how scientists genetically modify
foods/plants/etc. in order to change its DNA.

Resources
:


PBS
-
Harvest of Fear:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/engineer/


Crop Genetic Engineering:
http://citnews.unl.edu/hscroptechnology/flash/flashFrames.html

http://citnews.unl.edu/hscroptechnology/flash/lessonFrames.html

Who Wants to be a Genetic Engineer?:
http://citnews.unl.edu/hscroptechnology/html/animationOut.cgi?anim_name=WhoWantsToBeGE.swf