Genetic engineering lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for higher ability (trilogy/combined) class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: embedded videos and timers, slide animations, practice questions with answers on slides. NB: If you are unable to play videos a URL link can be found in the slide notes.
AQA spec link: 184.108.40.206
Relevant chapter: B13 Variation and evolution. AQA Biology trilogy edition textbook-Page 186-187.
Students are required to know the following;
Students should be able to explain the potential benefits and risks of genetic engineering in agriculture and in medicine and that some people have objections.
Concerns about GM crops include the effect on populations of wild flowers and insects. Some people feel the effects of eating GM crops on human health have not been fully explored.