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SSI - SSI or Socioscientific Issue is defined as social...

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SSI, or Socioscientific Issue is defined as “social issues with conceptual and procedural connections to science.” In the Agricultural Biotechnology 3 class, there are many concepts taught in previous courses that are applied to real life situations; which is a perfect opportunity to incorporate SSIs. In the town of Bell, there is a diverse agriculture work force that involves a large part of the community as well as the curriculum for this class, enforcing the importance of SSIs in the classroom and this course. SSI: Genetically Modified Organisms and Society Units: Plant Biotechnology, Genetics and Heredity and Biotechnology and Society Essential Questions and Student Performance Standards per Unit: 1. Plant Biotechnology -What parts of a plant can be modified by genetics? -On a global and local scale, what are the benefits and risks of these genetic modifications? -How are crops becoming resilient to pests and other environmental factors? -How has modifying plant and crop genetics influenced production and industry? SPS: 23.0 Apply genetic principles to agricultural production 24.0 Demonstrate proper tissue/cell culture techniques 25.0
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