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Genetics and Bioengineering

The Societal Impacts of Mutations

Activating Students’ Prior Knowledge

Ask students to brainstorm what genetically modified organisms look like. Emphasize that, at this point, no answers are right or wrong. Potential prompt: ask how genetic engineering is shown in movies, television, and books. If general examples of mutants come up, review the definition of a mutation as a change in DNA.

next: Identifying Spontaneous Mutations and Genetic Engineering

Grade Level

High School


Life Science
Physical Science


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