Students list comparisons between technology and nature. Then they create superheroes with special animal characteristics and describe how ordinary persons might replicate the changes with technology.
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History, Eugenics and Genetics
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Future of Reproduction
A viewing of Silver Sling begins a consideration of the issues related to and the need for surrogate mothers. Class members then compare the stance of the film to that of the article, “Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent.” Richly detailed...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Could We Clone Ourselves?
All naval oranges are clones and come from a single tree in Brazil. Viewers see how the human genome can be manipulated in a video that also discusses cloned produce, cloned animals, identical twins, and wraps up by talking about humans...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Human Cloning, Genetic Engineering and Privacy
Review the aspects of human cloning and the moral issues associated with it. Individually, your students will keep a list of the articles related to this issue and research issues related to the ethic issues people are concerned with....
8th - 12th Science
Suburbanization: Yesterday And Today
Young scholars compare physical and cultural landscapes of the Twin Cities between 1990-2000. Using census data, aerial photos, and land use maps, they discover and analyze the changes that have occurred in the region as a result of...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History