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Young scholars identify relationships between scientific concepts and their historical roots. They discuss and debate issues of ethics in science, specifically on the concept of genetic engineering and describe the processes of cloning and genetic engineering.
10th - 12th Science 22 Views 28 Downloads
'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms
In The Hunger Games novel and movie, a futuristic, dystopian society is the setting. In it, a genetically engineered bird escapes control of the government. Using this as a starting point, teenagers examine the realistic possibility of do-it-yourself biology by reading a newspaper article about it.
7th - 12th Science 169 Views 330 Downloads
Role-play to learn. Writers pretend to be a team of news writers. They research information about genetically engineered corn and the impact of biotech food products. Then create a video, Powerpoint, or oral presentation to present their findings.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 32 Downloads
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your young scholars will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with.
8th - 12th Science 23 Views 191 Downloads
Jurassic Park: The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering
Explore genetic engineering through an engaging "Jurassic Park" unit, which is an extensive use of a cross-curricular teaching event. Planned for AP Biology, English, and Calculus students, learners and teachers are involved for 4-6 weeks of study.
10th - 12th Science 18 Views 72 Downloads
Learners investigate the pros and cons of genetic engineering. They watch a short Bill Moyers video, conduct Internet research, create a poster, participate in a pro/con debate, and write an essay expressing their personal feelings on the issue.
9th - 12th Science 34 Views 101 Downloads
Please Pass the Genes: How New Plants are Made
Students study how and why new varieties of plant and animal life are created. They explore genetic engineering and biotechnology. They start out by writing paragraphs about their least favorite vegetable and how they would create a new vegetable.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 38 Downloads
Language Arts: GloFish - Illuminating Essays
Students research the genetically-engineered GloFish and write essays expressing their views about the subject. They evaluate the pros and cons of genetic engineering.Students may also hold a debate about genetic engineering.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Pretty purple slides present a plethora of jargon related to genetic engineering. Most of them have one term across the top and a brief explanation of that term below. They are arranged in alphabetical order, which may not be the most cohesive approach to teaching this material.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 28 Downloads
How Is Bacteria Used in Genetic Engineering?
Bacteria are described here as little factories, or programmable robots, that can be used to put instructions into for genetic engineering. Professor M. Rahman gives a brief explanation of bacteria and how they are used for genetic engineering.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 4 Views 0 Downloads
Real Cats Wear Pink
Does your cat sneak up on you in the middle of the night? Maybe it would help if he glowed in the dark like Mr. Green Genes, the first fluorescent cat in America. In a fun and engaging lesson about genetic engineering, high school scientists perform a lab in which they genetically modify bacteria to turn it pink, read about Mr.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Get a Life!
Students read a New York Times article associated with the issue of the decoding for genomes, the creation of life in scientific laboratories and various genetic engineering topics. They present speeches of the pro's and con's of these issues.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 49 Downloads
A Model of a Bacterial Plasmid
Students construct a plsmid model with the materials provided and be able to use it to define certain terms and explain other practical applications of genetic engineering. This simulation allows the students to work through the diagram in their textbook.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads