I searched for a lab or hands-on activity on genetic engineering that would make the process less abstract, and more understandable to my students. I wasn't able to find what I wanted, so I wrote it!
This product includes background information on the process of genetic engineering, both in the form of a webquest and reading. It also includes links to related video clips and news articles. Then there is a hands-on lab activity where students simulate finding a gene in DNA, cutting it with a restriction enzyme, and inserting it into a bacterial plasmid.
After completing this activity, students will understand genetic engineering.
I like to follow up this activity with additional reading of current events, and then writing a position paper, using this product.
Writing a Position Paper or Logical Argument
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