Through a series of 7 lessons, students will explore agricultural sustainability to answer the question, "How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?"
Apples and the Science of Genetic Selection
Using the apple as context, students will compare and contrast natural selection and artificial selection as they learn the history of the apple, how apples are propagated on farms, and how new varieties of apple are developed.
Evaluating GMO Perspectives
Students will learn about transgenesis, a technology used to genetically modify crops. With a basic knowledge of the technology students will identify the crops in the United States that have been genetically modified, recognize reasons a farmer might choose to grow a GM crop, and evaluate how social science impacts the implementation of the technology in our food supply.
Using an interactive Kahoot Challenge, students will learn that agriculture and natural resources provide nearly all of the products we rely on in any given day.
These learning activities have been adapted from the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix and are ready for student eLearning engagement.