Reflection: Lesson Planning Natural vs Artificial Selection - Section 3: Wrap-up


I remember when I was in college taking a genetics class and the teacher showed us the True Foods Shopping List to have us investigate how much of what we ate in a day was made from genetically modified ingredients.  I remeber being shocked as I read through the lists (there are navigation arrows at the bottom of the list).  It would be interesting to share this with students to gain their thoughts on eating GM products and provide them with more time to investigate the controversy that surrounds this technology.

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Natural vs Artificial Selection

Unit 7: Factors That Drive Evolution
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: SWBAT define artificial selection and explain how humans have influenced the passing of traits using selective breeding methods throughout history.

Big Idea: Students get all worked up at the thought of genetically modified organisms, but are those any different from what we have created using selective breeding?

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Science, natural selection (Evolution), Evolution, ecosystem, artificial selection, adaptation, natural selection
  45 minutes
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