Description

There are many ways to modify the genes or genome of plants and other living things. These genetic modification tools vary based on which method is needed for acquiring specific traits. This lesson introduces various methods of plant modification and demonstrates the scientific process used to create a genetically modified organism (GMO). While GMOs are a topic of socioscientific debate, this lesson focuses solely on the scientific method and biological processes involved in the development of a transgenic plant.

Key Questions

What a GMO is and is what a GMO is not?

How GMOs are made?

How GMOs are tested?

How to have a hands on learning opportunity with GMO seed and non GMO seed?

Expected Outcomes

Students will be able to describe the different methods of modification.

Students will have an understanding of how a plant is transformed.

Students will understand the challenges famers face when growing food, fuel and fiber.

Documents

Curriculum Alignment

Completed Date

 05/21/2018 2:00 PM   Eastern Time

Duration

 01:00

Presenter

Valerie Bayes Monsanto

Invitee

Kara Kitamura KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL

Invitee

Jennifer Hornichova KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL

Invitee

Judy Kuloloia KAPAA HIGH SCHOOL

Invitee

Jeanne Gogolski

Observer

Debra Spielmaker

Presenter

William Moar Monsanto

Presenter

Andrea Gardner National Center for Agricultural Literacy
Classes
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Grades
Grade 6 To 8   Grade 9 To 12  
Career Clusters
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources   Education & Training   Health Science   Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
No. of Students
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Topic
The Science of a GMO
Sub Topic
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Industry
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Skills/Specialties
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