Curriculum-Embedded Performance Task
Strand IV: Cell Chemistry & Biotechnology
Science, Technology & Society
This curriculum-embedded science performance task is related to the content standards and expected performances for Grades 9-10, as described in the Core Science Curriculum Framework, under Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy, Strand IV – Cell Chemistry and Biotechnology.
Students will assess the risk versus benefit of genetically altered food sources and use their research to defend a position in favor of or opposed to labeling genetically altered foods.
Access to computer/Internet
Information specific to genetically altered food sources may be found at these and many other websites: