MS-LS4-5 Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on synthesizing information from reliable sources about the influence of humans on genetic outcomes in artificial selection (such as genetic modification, animal husbandry, gene therapy); and, on the impacts these technologies have on society as well as the technologies leading to these scientific discoveries.
Assessment Boundary: none
This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this performance expectation.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This is part of a larger unit called:"Where'd You Get Those Genes?" from the California Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom. http://www.cfaitc.org/lessonplans/pdf/408.pdf This lesson provides
information on how selective breeding, genetic engineering, and better farming
practices have improved the tomato industry. Since the information is provided for by a
Agriculture Foundation, the educator should also include additional research
possibilities to bring in other sources of information.