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Title: Biotechnology


1
  • Biotechnology
  • An overview
  • Background knowledge and skills
  • technologies and techniques
  • principles
  • social and environmental considerations
  • ideas for classroom practice

2
What is Biotechnology? List everything you
associate with biotechnology. Categorise them
under the following headings.
  • Applications of Biotechnology
  • Industrial processes
  • Human and veterinary health
  • Agriculture/horticulture
  • The food industry
  • The environment

3
What is Biotechnology?
Look it up
4
  • Technologies and Techniques
  • Focus on those which can be safely used in
    schools
  • Plant propagation
  • Soil improvement
  • Cultures that produce food
  • Changing the natural environment
  • Caring for small animals

5
Principles General Fitness for purpose Safety Aest
hetics
Specific Requirements for growth eg warmth,
food, sunlight etc Bulking up
6
  • Social and Environmental Considerations
  • Which ones of these are relevant for children?
  • Attitudes towards caring for living things
  • Keeping the environment aesthetically pleasing
    and healthy.
  • How we deal with organic waste.
  • Sustainability

7
  • Classroom Ideas
  • Biotechnology situations relating to-
  • Growing plants for a purpose
  • Modifying the soil eg composting,
  • worm farming
  • Dealing with living foods yoghurt, cheeses,
    yeast
  • What principles, technologies, techniques and
    societal factors do you kneed to know about and
    consider?
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