High schoolers study DNA research and genetic engineering. Also, they learn why diversity among people are important.
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Should the Government Regulate Genetic Testing?
To prepare for an informed discussion of some of the issues involved in the controversy surrounding the regulation of genetic testing, class members read an annotated article that details how the issue is presented in film and...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Scientists, Wolves, and the United States Government
High school biologists try to determine if the red wolf is a purebred species or a hybrid of coyote and gray wolf by examining the DNA fingerprints of all three. Twenty-one pages of material are provided here, including student...
9th - 10th Science
Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) in the History Classroom
SAC is a specific approach to discussing history and controversial issues. Rather than adhering to an either/or debate-style paradigm, it fosters speaking and constructivist listening to enable learners to build consensus through...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Interdisciplinary Integrated Unit on DNA/Genetics Part C: Language Arts
Are you a non-ELA teacher looking to incorporate literacy skills and assignments into your curriculum? A lesson plan and its included worksheets are a great starting point for a unit on genetics. Although the lesson was originally...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed