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Students 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
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
The Way We Were: Embryological Development and Disease
High schoolers use microscopes to study live fish embryos and animated diagrams of cell division on the Internet. They see that scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. They create web pages on...
9th - 12th Science
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
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