Case Study: Should the Results of the Human Genome Project be Sold for Profit?
Pupils investigate a case study and discuss whether scientists working on the Human Genome Project should be allowed to patent their work. They consider ethical and legal issues, and determine who owns genetic information.
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New Review Soundscape Saturation
Can scientists listen to the environmental sounds and tell how healthy or unnatural the surroundings are? The second lesson in a 3-part series has scholars listen to the sounds from four different landscapes in Borneo. Through discussion...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease
Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases,...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Study Guides
Give your learners the opportunity to create visual study guides! Using the Inspiration software, show your class the diagram view and images that can be attached. After creating a study guide, learners make an outline to organize the...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
3 Sad Surprises: The Human Genome Project
Why do humans have so many genes that don't do anything? A video explains the Human Genome Project. It starts with what we thought it would do and ends with what it actually did. There were surprises and it has led to entirely new fields...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
New Review Examining the Human Impact on Coastal Areas and Predicted Consequences of Sea Level Rise Using a Case Study Approach
The case of the disappearing land! An engaging instructional activity asks learners to research a specific case study related to human impact on a specific coastal area. The particular environmental change focuses on the rising sea level...
9th - 12th Science
The race to sequence the human genome
The world of genetics and DNA is much clearer than it was 25 years ago, in large part due to the success of the Human Genome Project. Watch a short, engaging video about the dueling organizations who raced to be the first to sequence the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable