Document Type


Grade Level


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Description / Abstract

The goal of this article is to discuss a genetic engineering lesson presented to high school biology students to obtain mastery of the Biology Standard of Learning (BIO.5e) associated with genetic engineering products and practices. The lesson described in this article follows the 5E lesson plan model. Therefore, the article will describe the 5Es used in the creation and implementation of this lesson: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. This article focuses on the use of resources and activities that appeal to students with varying learning styles and looks at the effectiveness of individualized teacher-student attention during individual practice time. These pedagogical strategies were purposefully selected and implemented based on previous research and classroom observations.


Curriculum and Instruction | Science and Mathematics Education | Secondary Education


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