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Genetics and Bioengineering

The Societal Impacts of Mutations

Essential Questions

Big ideas or essential questions help to organize the content and topics. Exploring the concepts of genetic engineering and modification through this collection of photographs will allow students to consider the following questions:

  • How are spontaneous mutations and genetic engineering similar and different?
  • How are natural and artificial selection similar and different?
  • What uses of genetic engineering methods are potentially beneficial and harmful to society?
  • What are some pros and cons of using genetic modification for agriculture, medicine, art, or entertainment?

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

Life Science
Physical Science

Curriculum Snapshot

  • The content of this photo collection and associated activities aligns with and supplements a life science curriculum, particularly concepts of the central dogma (DNA, RNA and protein), heredity, natural selection, and evolution.

Video Connection



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