What is a ‘Genetically Modified Organism’ (GMO)? How can society make informed decisions on how to use and regulate GMOs?
This game challenges students to use logic in order to match suspect interrogation reports to crime scenes. The fictional scenarios used in the game expose students to perspectives from both sides of the GMO debate. By taking inspiration from real GMOs, students are able to critically assess the potential benefits and concerns surrounding their use and regulation. For teachers that want to delve further into the science and/or societal impacts of GMOs, we provide a package of thought-provoking extension activities.
The Mysterious Case of the GMOs highlights how biotechnology can be applied to address global challenges and emphasizes the importance of science literacy in making informed decisions where potential risks and rewards must be carefully balanced.