WebQuest

Organic Farming and Genetically Modified Organisms

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1.     Divide into four groups, each group taking one of the following roles:

     Nutritionist

     Farmer

     Consumer

     Environmentalist

 Discuss roles with the teacher, so there is no overlapping of roles.

 

2.     To all groups:

Follow the links listed below to gain some perspective on organic farming, and how it differs from traditional farming methods. Record any answers or important points on a separate piece of paper so you can use them as notes later. The questions below will help you guide your research.

 

     What is organic farming?

     What are the pros and cons of organic farming?

     How is it different from conventional methods of farming?

     Why is organic farming important?

 

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/organic/organic-farming/what-organic_en

http://www.infonet-biovision.org/res/res/files/488.OrgFarm.pdf

http://www.moam.org.mt/

http://www.organic-store.co.uk/organic-farms.html

http://www.bio-gro.co.nz/main.php?page=176

http://www.small-farm-permaculture-and-sustainable-living.com/advantages_and_disadvantages_organic_farming.html

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-organic-farming.html

 

3.     To all groups:

Now that you learnt about organic farming, go through the following links to build an organic farm of your own:

 

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/landuse/organic_farm/play_visitthefarm.cfm

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/land_use/samsvacation/index.cfm

http://www.kjendislekkasjen.no/gratis-spill/gameinfo.php?id=6487&foldername=kelly-gre-gard-que&local=en>ype=pc

 

4.     Find your roles file from the Resources Section and download it on the computer.  Read the questions carefully and use the links provided to guide you in doing the research. Jot down important points.

 

5.     Present the information either in the form of advert, power point presentation, brochure, poster or product cards. Prepare a five minute oral presentation on the area assigned to you so to share knowledge with the other classmates.  Make use of the visual aids produced.

 

Under the Resources Section found in the 'Task' tab,  you can find templates of various visual aids to help you produce your own.

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