In Potato Biodiversity: Ensuring the Future, scientists in Peru are working to conserve the genetic resources of heritage varieties of potatoes, a critical food source for millions of people.
This feature can be used to illustrate the process of science. It shows scientists working with gene banks and local farmers to identify, protect, and cross-breed potato varieties in order to cultivate climate- and disease-resistant plants that improve food security. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)
This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.