GMO Student Schedule


Driving Question: Are GMO’s an effective, safe, and inexpensive means to provide food for over 7 billion people on Earth?

Project: Write a letter to a local Oregon legislator that takes a stance on the use of GMO food

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Activities to help with the Standard

Additional Resources to help with the Standard

GMO Standard 1:  

Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells (LS1-1)

 Why do Glo Fish glow?

 DNA Cartoon Notes

 Protein Sentences

 GMO Concept Map: Standard 1 Assessment

 Food Inc. Movie Notes

  • Structure of DNA: 230-234
  • Transcription & Translation: 239-47
  • Gene Expression: 248-253
  • Genetic Engineering: 275-279

GMO Standard 2:

Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on the cost, safety, and possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts, and suggest meaningful changes. (ETS1-2&3.) We aren't really doing any design in this unit - although we do a killer job in restoration.

 GMO Article Summaries

 GMO Letter Project: Standard 2

SCIENCE Standard 1:

Planning & Evaluation

 GMO Letter Project: Standard 2

SCIENCE Standard 2:

Data Analysis & Technology

 Global Hunger Analysis

SCIENCE Standard 3:

Communication & Work-ethic

 Protein Sentences

 Engineering Crops