Specialized Chemicals

Segment: 10. Environmental Service Systems, Standard: Demonstrate the application of biotechnology to plant production. (Pathway II.C.6)


There are a variety of chemicals that can be derived from plants that advance science. Plants naturally create chemicals that can be used in biotechnology. Bacteria can also be used to produce specialized chemicals that can be used in a variety of ways. Additionally, crops are made to withstand certain herbicides now, like Round-Up Ready Corn.


Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Field Trip, Supervised Study


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