What do you know about Biotechnology? Have students use the Knowledge Check to show what they know about this topic. Answers: 1: B, 2: E, 3: B, 4: D, 5: D, 6: C, 7: E.
Simulate the steps of protein synthesis using note card models to create “mini-proteins.”
Use the amino acid sequence created in Lesson 2, to build a small protein using Duplo™ or Lego® blocks, simulating secondary protein structure.
Demonstrate how restriction enzymes work to isolate a desirable gene from an organism using pop-beads.
Explore this issue from different points of view to understand a variety of perspectives. Students do research and prepare speeches, position papers and presentations.
The science of biotechnology has the potential to solve many food security issues, but there are different points of view about the application of this technology.