Gene-tinkering improves maize yield

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Biological Sciences –  Genetics; Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions

Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution, Forms and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Years: 5, 9, 10

Word Count: 353

How manipulating crops can lead to higher yields, via better photosynthesis. This article could be used alongside Year 10 Biological Sciences looking at genetics, or Year 9 Chemistry looking at chemical reactions, alternatively could be used with high achieving Year 5 Biological Science students on specific adaptions and crop growing.

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5 & 9-10