A World Without Mosquitos?

This is a literacy-based lesson for students to analyze and evaluate the pros and cons of humans intervening in the mosquito population.

By Ms. Swanson
July 20, 2016
10th Grade Science

Writing Prompt

Genetically modified mosquitoes may help to reduce the frequency of disease transmitted by mosquitoes. A survey in Florida presented different feelings towards the release of these genetic modified mosquitoes

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the reactions from the Florida survey? Work with a small group to identify evidence from your life, the life of others, or from texts you have read to support your position. Be ready to present your argument and key evidence to the class.

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10th Grade Literacy Standards in Science

This lesson teaches the following grade level appropriate state literacy standards. The cubes provide an abbreviation of the standard name and reference number. Click Add to My Lesson Plans to make a copy of the lesson. Making a copy will allow you to update any information including the literacy standards.

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
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