Biotechnology and Biodiversity Teaching Modules
Grade 10 Teaching Module [file size 2,361 KB]
Grade 11 Teaching Module [file size 3,324 KB]
These teaching modules explore the impact of biotechnology on biodiversity, a significant area in modern life and living. The importance of biodiversity is unpacked in six units that fit comfortably into the current Ecology section of the Grade 10 curriculum. The importance of biotechnology in relation to biodiversity is unpacked in 12 units that are suited to the current Grade 11 genetics syllabus. However, the units are designed also to fit into a more general Grade 10 to Grade 12 FET curriculum. Each unit provides a choice of activities, enabling educators and learners to adapt the material to their specific needs.
Food Biotechnology Module
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The teaching module comprises eight study units which include an introduction to food biotechnology, our pantry for tomorrow, dairy products, bread, beverages, new foods, crop yields and quality, and livestock yields and quality.
Young Science Communicators Writing Initiative:
In an initiative to offer a platform to exercise skills in science communication, PUB commissioned a group of young scientists to write popular articles on various topics relating to biotechnology applications. Read their on articles on topics including sustainable energy, aquaculture, palaeogenomics, and more... Click here to view.
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Shedding Light on Human Genetic Diversity
A paper detailing the the Southern African Genome Sequencing Project and its results was published in the journal Nature.
A range of teaching aids are available in a number of different languages
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