This research project requires students to research the genetic engineering of a variety of organisms. They will research the uses of the organisms, possible pros and cons of the genetic engineering, and the manner in which genetically engineered organisms are created. The students make claims regarding genetic engineering and back those claims up with evidence. They then use this research to write a persuasive essay either for or against genetic engineering. They may also choose to be for some types of genetic engineering and against other types. A rubric is included for grading.
it is HIGHLY recommended that you give students a set of pre-screened websites and articles to use in their research, as there is a great deal of misinformation regarding genetic engineering available online.