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Genetic Testing and Bio Engineering: Middle School Science
This science unit helps students understand how heredity plays a key role in diversity among living organisms, as well as consider the role of ethics in genetic science. Students will conduct an investigation, create an editorial for Science Scholar Magazine, and assume the role of lobbyists to develop a presentation. For easy use and customization, files are available in PDF and Word.
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead.
Aug 12, 2017
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