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Designer Foods

From microbes that produce human insulin to bacteria that eat up oil spills, genetic engineering has been making an impact on our lives for years. But what happens when this technology is applied to our food?

Educator Resource Kit

In Science 360: Designer Foods, participants learn the story of one particular genetically modified crop, Bt. corn. Along the way audience members discover why scientists are interested in genetically modifying crops, how they do this, and some of the safety concerns that have been raised.

This show incorporates a live presenter, computer graphics, and hands-on interaction to create an engaging learning experience. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Science 360: Designer Foods is also available for school groups. This program correlates with the NC science content standards for grades 6-8 and high school biology. Please call (919) 962-1236 to schedule a group visit.

Below, Morehead educator Adam Miller presents Science 360: Designer Foods on video. For a fully interactive experience, see this show live at MPSC! Click here for the public show schedule.

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Funding for this program is provided by an Educational Enhancement Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.


Seasonal schedules

MPSC offers seasonal schedules of Science 360 shows to the public. Follow this link to see the current schedule of public shows at MPSC.

Please note that seasonal schedules change four times each year (spring, summer, fall and holiday), and some shows are not offered during every schedule.

School shows

In addition to its public shows, MPSC offers shows during the week especially for school classes and other field trip groups. These school shows do not appear on the seasonal schedule but do appear on MPSC's daily calendar.

If seats are available, the public may purchase tickets to school shows.

However, school groups with reserved seating have first priority on any remaining seats (for example, if extra chaperons attend), so MPSC cannot guarantee that public seats will be available for school shows.