Biotechnology Lesson Plans

  • Worksheet
    Genetic Ethics Questions
    Lesson Plan
    Students answer multiple choice questions on science ethics relating to genetics (cloning, gene therapy). The class then discusses the pros and cons of each of the questions.
    NGSS Standard
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • Lab Experiment
    DNA Extraction
    Student Handout
    Teacher Notes
    Students extract DNA from their cheek cells and relate the steps in the procedure to the characteristics of cells and DNA. Students learn about DNA structure and replication during the intervals required for the extraction procedure.
    NGSS Standard
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • Multimedia
    Cracking the Code of Life
    This NOVA video covers topics including the human genome, mutations, genetic variations, the supreme court decision to patent genes, finding cures to diseases, and genetic modification.
    NGSS Standard
    Published by WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions

More Biotechnology lesson plans are in the works.
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