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Moving genes

Moving genes

How do we solve the problems created by 9 billion people? How will we feed 9 billion on about the same amount of land? An introduction to genetic engineering through hands-on and modeling activities that illustrate concepts, which will scaffold student understanding for lab activities to follow, especially focused on the use of bacteria.

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AFNR biotechnology

AFNR biotechnology

What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function …

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Central dogma: an integration of science and art

Central dogma: an integration of science and art

How does DNA code become an expressed trait? Do your students struggle to understand the “central dogma” of biology? Are you looking for innovative teaching techniques? This unit is an integrated art and science project to teach transcription and …

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Science and art make great partners

Science and art make great partners

A GrowNextGen teacher leader working at the Fort Hayes Career Center (part of Columbus City Schools) has partnered with two arts-integration education specialists to merge microbiology and visual art in …

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Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Ag Biotech workshop teaches “cool” presentations!

Kelly Mikhail teaches Molecular and Cellular Biology at Worthington Christian High School. She used GNG resources as part of labs on DNA conservation and alteration in animal and plant models. …

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Whole body learning for DNA lesson

Whole body learning for DNA lesson

Want to move beyond the sedentary science lesson? Melissa Abrams at Hillsdale High School did just that with her grade 9/10 Biology classes. Using an activity from the Ag Biotech workshop, …

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Who’s your daddy? DNA investigations with gel electrophoresis

Who’s your daddy? DNA investigations with gel electrophoresis

Samantha Williams of Bethel Tate High School came up with an attention-grabbing strategy for the use of gel electrophoresis in her science classroom. Students used dyes to solve the problem …