How are genetics and biotechnology used in agriculture? What is their impact on the environment? In this highly interactive program, your students will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd. Students will 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!
|Grade 11||Science — Biology||Secondary Cycle 2||Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Science and Technology
Competency 1—Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems
|Grade 12||Science — Biology
Science — Sciences
Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links:
The Museum is also a demonstration farm, complete with potential hazards. Please advise students accordingly and dress for the outdoors. To plan your visit, see the pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.
$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
Includes Museum admission.
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.