ERIC Number: ED403119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Of Apples and Animals: An Introduction to Biotechnology.
Mourad, Teresa M.; And Others
This guide is designed to foster an understanding of the basic concepts underlying biotechnology through simple activities that are fun and creative for students in grades 3-5. It contains four units that will lead young students to an appreciation of how biotechnology is possible and some of its applications. The process of learning is intended to build awareness of how biotechnology can affect us without the fear that often arises with the subject. Each unit contains a number of activities which can stand alone or be used in sequence. The activities are designed to help students learn through a discovery process rather than be told what to think. Units are as follows: (1) The Basis and Basics of Life; (2) Genetic Changes and Old Biotechnology; (3) Biological Processes and Old Biotechnology; and (4) Biotechnology Today and Tomorrow. Also contains a selected list of references. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.