This lesson is intended to help students understand what genetically modified foods (GMOs) are, how they were created, and their benefits and risks. Students are exposed to the variety of issues that surround genetically modified foods and help them to understand their complexity. This lesson allows students to become familiar with the appropriate vocabulary and science behind GMOs. They will be able to identify and argue the potential benefits and risks of genetically modified food such as corn (pros and cons) and the opportunity to argue and collect evidence to support the benefits or risks that surround their use. The lesson has many links to background information, scientists’ views on GMOs, and a rubric for assessment.
A Word Doc is included that has the images needed for the beginning lesson: https://www.uncp.edu/sites/default/files/Images_Docs/Academics/Colleges_Schools_and_Departments/Departments/Biology/argumentation_gmo%20_corinne_jordan_student.doc