Review concepts of cloning and genetic engineering and participate in a round-table discussion based on the ethics and potential of cloning with your class. Each learner then writes a formal essay on the topic, stemming from the debate.
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Scientific Advances Could Bring Back the Dodo & Mammoth
Students reflect on the possibility of bringing extinct species back to life. In this ESL lesson, students debate the pros and cons of extinction reversal then complete several activities centered around the topic.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Understanding Hard Words
Two strategies for decoding unfamiliar words are featured on a worksheet that illustrates how to use the parts of words (prefix, root, and suffix) and context to determine meaning. Examples are included as is a guided practice exercise.
1 min 7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mitosis: Splitting Up is Complicated
Although you cannot clone yourself, the cells in your body can clone themselves, and, in fact, you wouldn't grow if they didn't! Viewers learn all about this process in a video that explains the difference between the processes of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News English: Cloned Dogs in Training to Sniff for Drugs
In this English worksheet, students read "Cloned Dogs in Training to Sniff for Drugs," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History
Why Are There so Many Types of Apples?
Ever wonder why there are so many varieties of apples? Due to a process called cross-pollination, apple breeding has allowed for the creation of many types of apples. Watch a video that explains how apples are given their creative names.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science