Case Study: Should the Results of the Human Genome Project be Sold for Profit?
Learners 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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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
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
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
How to Sequence the Human Genome
Every human is unique, from our thoughts and actions to our DNA. Scientists spent billions of dollars and over a decade to map the human genome, the sequence of DNA within one human being. Since the project was completed ten years ago,...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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