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Innovate Lesson Plan (Grades 6-8)

This Resource is part of the Innovate Program

Designed for: Grades 6-8
For use by: Students, Teachers.
Learning Styles: Interactive (hands-on), Classroom based
Resource Type: Lesson Plan

One of three lesson plans in our Innovate Program about Plant Breeding and Gene Editing.

Using NGSS Standard MS-LS4-5, this lesson is designed for grades 6, 7 and 8. Students will gather and synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.


  • Students will be able to understand basic gene editing.
  • Students will investigate innovative ways scientists use gene editing to solve challenges in modern day farming practices.
Plant Breeding Grade 6-8 Lesson