Introduction to Personal Genetics

Adolescents have the opportunity to consider how they feel about the possibilities presented by the current availability of genetic sequencing. After some instruction, they participate in a four-corners activity in which you read a controversial statement, and they gather into groups depending on whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Gets kids to evaluate their opinions about controversial questions of genetics
  • Addresses standards in the Common Core for literacy in science and social studies
  • PowerPoint provided to prepare the class for the activity and discussion
Cons

  • None