Unit Plan

Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology

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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
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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
  • The unit provides a comprehensive overview of biotechnology through a range of interactive experiences
  • Student work is challenging and engaging
  • None