View various images and determine which are possible using current genetic engineering or modification techniques, then read about the genetic modification of food.
Match labels to structures of a bacterial cell to show the parts that are used in genetic modification. Match function to the structures.
Arrange illustrated cards in order to show their understanding of how genes are moved.
Identify important terms related to gel electrophoresis, understand a technique to look at gene fragments, and compare models of gel electrophoresis to a standard.
Jobs in biotechnology fields are increasing, not only with the use of genetic modification and increased use of tools in analyzing genomes of beneficial crops, but also due to the increase in number of biotechnology-related businesses. During the past 10 years, the number of employees has increased by more than 90 percent! Biotechnology has a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from sales and marketing, to research and development, manufacturing and quality control and assurance. In order for students to become proficient in the skills required for these jobs, they need to have a solid background in biological topics and the techniques used in this field.