In the biotechnology module, students realize the impact that technology has on our lives. Thought-provoking discussions
and experiments make students more aware of technology and our everyday uses of it. These activities may inspire some students
to explore ways of contributing to technological developments that help improve the quality of our lives.
Students explore how technology is used to create and alter biological systems: for example, the creation of an artificial
habitat for animals in a zoo or the purification of water to make it safe to drink. They also learn about various applications
of biotechnology, including ergonomics, bioengineering, bionics, health and medicine, nutrition, energy, genetics, and the
The module also offers opportunities to create, implement, and evaluate experiments that simulate biotechnology applications.
These activities involve use of a scientific microscope with prepared slides, a recycled papermaking kit, and interactive
software programs. Students also discover advanced-education and career opportunities in the field of biotechnology.