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‘Hunger Games’ Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
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What lessons can we learn about genetically engineered organisms from the example of the jabberjay, a fictional bird in the movie “The Hunger Games”? In this lesson, students discuss the definition of genetically modified organisms, learn about the risks and benefits of research on G.M.O.’s, explore the growing do-it-yourself biology movement, and develop proposals seeking to either restrict or permit research into genetically modifying the avian flu virus.

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Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
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Author:
David Goodrich
Date Added:
01/28/2016
SLASL: Tourism & The Environment; friends or foes?
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This unit includes 4 lessons where in Biology, students design a proposal or program to help the environment at a tourist location and in Math, students will calculate how tourism affects the economy.

Using inquiry-based reading, students will explore an anchor text and then develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research.

Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of the impact of tourism on the environment and the economy. They will also grow in their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research.

Subject:
Applied Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Robin Williams
Laura Armstrong
Danielle Gasser
Date Added:
11/06/2017