AG/ENVIRONMENTAL COURSE UNIT 6

Alternative Proteins

How can struggles in our community be solved through genetic engineering (GE) technology?

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Investigate genetically modified crop products and their impact through a cultural, social, and economic lens.

PACING

  • 9 week unit
  • 45-minute classes
  • Built in flex days

FRAMING

  • Standards Aligned
  • Driving Question
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Project Based

LESSON PLANS AND LABS

  • 9 Lessons with Lab Elements
  • 1 Core Lab
  • 1 Final Project

Lesson Plans, Labs and Student Capture Sheets

This unit includes lesson plans, labs, student capture sheets that empower educators to engage all students. These lesson bundles can be downloaded, for use in the classroom.

Introduction
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Alternative Proteins

From food insecurity to climate change, students will identify a struggle in their own community and walk through the development of a GE product with an equity and cultural lens, prior to launching an educational campaign.
Lesson 1
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Identifying GMOs

4 classes
Why might someone buy a genetically engineered (GE) product over a non-GE product? Learn about GE products (commonly referred to as GMOs) and their advertising through product examples.
LESSON PLANPDF14.1MB
Lesson 2
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Detecting Genetically Engineered Crops

5 classes
1 lab
How can we detect genetically engineered crops in our food? Discover if a food product has been made with genetically engineered crops using PCR and lateral flow tests.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
Lesson 3
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DNA to Alternative Proteins

4 classes
How are GE products produced from genes to protein? Explore the technology and protein products behind genetic engineering, and develop an ad around a selected GE product.
LESSON PLANPDF5.7MB
Lesson 4
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Golden Rice Case Study

4 classes
How can GE technology help solve a community challenge? Investigate Golden Rice products and their impact on the Philippines through a cultural, social, and economic lens.
LESSON PLANPDF9.6MB
Lesson 5
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Bioethics Debate

4 classes
Is Golden Rice the best solution for the community challenge of Vitamin A deficiency? Debate the use of Golden Rice as a solution for Vitamin A deficiency from various stakeholder perspectives.
LESSON PLANPDF3.8MB
Lesson 6
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Industries with GE Technology

5 classes
What GE technology is worth investigating in our community? Evaluate GE technology industries, the products produced by those industries, and the community struggles they were designed to solve.
LESSON PLANPDF4.4MB
Lesson 7
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Project Rollout

4 classes
What novel GE product can make a positive contribution to our community? Create a novel GE product in a specific industry that could mitigate a local challenge.
LESSON PLANPDF2.3MB
Lesson 8
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Community Outreach—Developing Knowledge

4 classes
Why should the public care about my novel GE product? Collaborate with stakeholders to understand how proposed novel GE products are perceived by the community it aims to serve.
LESSON PLANPDF1.9MB
Lesson 9
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Sustainability and Manufacturing

4 classes
Why are GE products regulated and how does this influence manufacturing of new products? Analyze sustainability and the regulatory process of GE products, and develop a potential plan for novel GE product ideas.
LESSON PLANPDF2.8MB
Lesson 10
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Ad Campaign—Commercialization

6 classes
How can you effectively commercialize your novel GE product? Communicate a novel GE product with an informational website for the public and an ad campaign.
LESSON PLANPDF1.8MB
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