Modifying Nature

Lesson Overview

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Students will have an opportunity to understand how organisms can be manipulated and changed and for what purposes this might happen. They will meet with Research Scientist José Gonzalez from SDSU to discuss his experiences with breeding to produce plants with specific qualities. Students will investigate grafting, selective breeding, and genetic engineering. Students will be asked to research, develop a scrapbook, conduct an experiment and play a discovery game as they develop an understanding of plant modification.

About the Scientist

Jose Gonzales