Grades 9-10

    Curriculum-Embedded Performance Task

  Strand IV: Cell Chemistry & Biotechnology

 

 

 

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Bio-engineered Food

 

 Science, Technology & Society

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Bio-engineered Food

 

Teacher Materials

 

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. 

 

 

Targeted Content Standard

10.3 - Similarities in the chemical and structural properties of DNA in all living organisms allow the transfer of genes from one organism to another.

Targeted Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy Standards

D INQ. 2 Read, interpret and examine the credibility and validity of scientific claims in different sources of information.

D INQ. 9 Articulate conclusions and explanations based on research data, and assess results based on the design of an investigation.

D INQ. 10 Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.

 

 

 

Learning objective: 

 

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.

 

Materials:

 

Access to computer/Internet

 

Considerations:

 

Information specific to genetically altered food sources may be found at these and many other websites:

 

http://scope.educ.washington.edu/gmfood/

http://pewagbiotech.org/newsroom/releases/062702.php3

http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications

http://actionbioscience.org/biotech/