Biotechnology: Unlocking Nature's Secrets

Learning Outcomes

In this course, students will explore the history of biotechnology, including early attempts at food preservation, the development of antibiotics, and changes to food crops around the world. They will learn about some of the challenges of biotechnology, such as the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria and questions about the safety of commercially produced (GMOs). Finally, students will research new biotechnologies and how they are changing the world we live in.

All courses are written to California Department of Education standards and to national standards, as applicable.