How to implement biotechnology teaching activities in schools

Sing Lai CHAN, Yeung Chung LEE, Chung Wai Kevin LUI

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Abstract

Biotechnology is indispensable in the modern world: antibiotics, minerals, vaccines, insulin, enzymes, cheese, alcoholic beverages, bakers yeast, human serum albumin, microbial insecticides…… just to name a few. It has vast industrial applications in the areas of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, food and drinks, chemicals, energy, and environment. While biotechnology is increasing in the news awareness of its overall significance remains limited. This is especially true for high school students and therefore many western governments have been planning to bridge the gap. We have adopted, modified or redesigned from western sources a number of biotechnology experiments/activities in the Institute. We would like to share with local teachers some of out experiences in trying out these activities, some of which are workable for local science classes at different levels. Copyright © 1998 Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience technology education: Broadening classroom experiences with science and technology: Science & Technology Education Conference '98 proceedings
EditorsKenneth S. VOLK , Wing-mui, Winnie SO
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education
Pages356-362
ISBN (Print)9629490218
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Citation

Chan, S. L., Lee, Y. C., & Lui, K. C. W. (1998). How to implement biotechnology teaching activities in schools. In K. S. Volk, & W.-M. W. So (Eds.), Science technology education: Broadening classroom experiences with science and technology: Science & Technology Education Conference '98 proceedings (pp. 356-362). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Education Dept., Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education and Hong Kong Association for Design and Technology Education.

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