STEM. 8th Grade. Papayas. Hawaii. GMOs.

Ms. Highland led a class lesson on the very relevant topic of "How safe are genetically modified foods?" Students watched a Nearpod video on the impact of genetically engineered papaya plant in Hawaii, answered questions, and even sketched a picture to demonstrate their understanding.
 
I was impressed with the high-level of discussion. Bravo, Mrs. Highland, and 8th-graders!
 
Btw, genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism.