Bringing Biotechnology to Life

Bringing Biotechnology to Life

This 20-minute DVD for students in grades 7-12 explores biotechnology through the eyes of Julian as he creates a PowerPoint presentation for science class. When a frustrated Julian contacts his online friend, Cora, for help she enlists her Uncle Vince, a farmer familiar with biotechnology. During an instant online message, Uncle Vince refers Julian to scientists with expertise in food science, genomics, plant genetics, and crop molecular biology. Using their leads, Julian assembles video clips about biotechnology for his report. The fast-paced DVD explores an array of biotechnologies being developed for use in medicine, fuel production, nutrition, and feeding a hungry planet and provides a comprehensive overview to introduce the topic of biotechnology.

Grade Level

7-12th grade

Author

America Farm Bureau Federation