This lesson is designed for students in grades 9-12 to discuss genetically modified crops and the technology behind their existence. The activity provides students with both for and against arguments to give them a well rounded perspective on this controversial crop science.
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Students learn about apple genetics related to production through a hands-on activity, which explores the characteristics of apple varieties. Students will apply their knowledge of heredity and genetics to discover how new varieties of apples are developed through cross-breeding techniques. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 6-8 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.
Students will examine the film Farmland to compare conventional and organic farming practices and gain basic knowledge of genetically engineered crops. Developed by National Ag in the Classroom, this grade 9-12 resource is linked to curriculum outcomes.