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Genetics and Biotechnology

A teenaged girl smiles as she looks down at a clipboard. Cows are visible in the background.

Program Description

How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? In this highly interactive program, students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improve the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students also explore how genetic engineering has transformed farming practices, and how it continues to push the boundaries of farming for the future.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY KIT

Curriculum Links

Ontario

Grade 11: Biology — Genetics or Genetics Processes
Grade 12: Biology — Molecular Genetics
                 Science — Biotechnology

Quebec

Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Secondary Cycle 2: Competency 1: Seeks answer or solutions to scientific or technological problems

Teacher Tips

The Museum is a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To prepare for your visit, download the pre-visit information PDF.

Fees

$9.50 per student (Note: A minimum fee of $142.50 will be charged for groups of 15 students or less).

Program includes four free adults, plus the teacher ($1 per extra chaperone).

Includes museum admission.

Reservations

Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly with our Customer Engagement Team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

AGRICULTURE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 11 - Grade 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
Fee
$9.50 per student
Duration
150 minutes
Dates Offered
September 28, 2022 to June 16, 2023
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At the Museum