by Monique Conrod 2014

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?" by Monique Conrod.

This article reports on a new yet controversial technology that makes it possible for companies to raise genetically modified salmon that grow very fast.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Human vs. Nature and Technology, Progress & Industry as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Who's in control: humanity or nature?" and "What are the costs and benefits of technology?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this news article at home:
    • What was "Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or 'Frankenfish'?" about?
    • What did you learn about Human vs. Nature?
    • What did you learn about Technology, Progress & Industry?
  • Watch Bill Nye the Science Guy Explains Genetically Modified Foods at home with your child.