Logo Trop1 (1)

Gene Editing using CRISPR


As a high school or undergraduate Biological Sciences teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to teach about CRISPR: Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, a new gene editing technology that could enable certain species to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

This lesson plan includes resources that teach about gene editing using the CRISPR-Cas 9 pathway in bacteria. This pathway is a part of the adaptive immunity against phage infection in bacteria. It can be engineered to be used as a gene editing tool in living organisms. This lesson plan includes case studies that show how CRISPR gene editing technology can be used as a climate adaptation strategy.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Biological Sciences .

Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Describe the CRISPR-Cas9 pathway of adaptive immunity in bacteria
  2. Learn about DNA repair mechanisms in cells
  3. Understand CRISPR gene editing technique to achieve targeted mutations in cells
  4. Use of CRISPR gene editing in living organisms as a climate adaptation strategy.

Teacher-contributed lesson plan by Dr Sneha Bhogale, IISER, Pune, India

Want to know more about how to contribute? Contact us.


To Subscribe to our newsletter please enter