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ALEX Lesson Plans  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 14 :
14 ) Gather and synthesize information regarding the impact of technologies (e.g., hand pollination, selective breeding, genetic engineering, genetic modification, gene therapy) on the inheritance and/or appearance of desired traits in organisms.

[LIT2010] WRI (6-8) 4 :
4 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (6 - 8), or Science (7)
Title: Supernatural Seeds: What Are the Positive and Negative Impacts of Genetically Modified Organisms?
Description:

Students will begin the lesson by viewing a video clip that will explain the difference between classical and transgenic breeding of plants. Next, students will work in groups to identify common foods that contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Students will further explore this concept by gathering and synthesizing information regarding the impact of genetically modified organisms on the appearance of desired traits in organisms. Lastly, students will engage in the "RAFT" writing strategy, by taking on the role of a farmer persuading their employees to consider the positive or negative impacts of genetically-modified food crops.

This lesson results from a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and ASTA.




ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 14 :
14 ) Gather and synthesize information regarding the impact of technologies (e.g., hand pollination, selective breeding, genetic engineering, genetic modification, gene therapy) on the inheritance and/or appearance of desired traits in organisms.

Subject: Science (7)
Title: Desirable Breeding Traits in Cattle
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nat08.living.gen.geneng.traits/desirable-breeding-traits-in-cattle/
Description:

Cows have adapted to an incredible range of environments as they have provided people with milk, meat, leather, and draft power. As a response to the many uses and habitats of cattle, a wide variety of breeds have been developed. Breeders of beef and dairy cattle carefully select cows from known breeds that will yield the most meat and milk. In this video from Nature, learn about the most desirable traits in both beef and dairy cows.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 14 :
14 ) Gather and synthesize information regarding the impact of technologies (e.g., hand pollination, selective breeding, genetic engineering, genetic modification, gene therapy) on the inheritance and/or appearance of desired traits in organisms.

Subject: Science (7)
Title: Bioengineered Foods?
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.gen.lp_bioengfood/bioengineered-foods/
Description:

In this lesson, students compare the processes of selective breeding and transgenic manipulation of plants. They consider the pros and cons of growing genetically modified crops. Then they explore the possible future consequences of genetically modified organisms. Finally, they analyze public opinion data about the use of genetically modified foods. As an optional activity, students explore genetics-inspired art and create their own artistic expressions about genetically modified foods.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (7) 10 :
10 ) Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. [RI.7.1]

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 14 :
14 ) Gather and synthesize information regarding the impact of technologies (e.g., hand pollination, selective breeding, genetic engineering, genetic modification, gene therapy) on the inheritance and/or appearance of desired traits in organisms.

Subject: English Language Arts (7), Science (7)
Title: Selective Breeding
URL: https://www.readworks.org/article/Selective-Breeding/4e44af99-307b-4673-9703-11eec5340d6e#!articleTab:content/
Description:

The teacher will present an informational text from the website, ReadWorks. Students will interact with this non-fiction text by annotating the text digitally. The students will answer the questions associated with the article as an assessment. This learning activity will help explain the impact of selective breeding on the appearance of desired traits in organisms. 



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