Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology

This Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology unit also includes:

Biotechnology is big! Introduce the uses of biotechnology to science scholars with a fascinating, fact-filled unit. The first installment in a series of four biotechnology units covers the role biotechnology plays in human and environmental health and highlights of some of its recent achievements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a PowerPoint from the Student Notes section to help present the information in chunks
  • Display the class's origami DNA molecules in the library or other prominent place around the school


Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule computer time according to the unit plan; pupils need Internet access for several activities
Pros

  • The unit provides a comprehensive overview of biotechnology through a range of interactive experiences
  • Student work is challenging and engaging
Cons

  • None