The Cloning of Cells

Did you know that there are over 200 different types of cells in the human body? One type, the stem cell, is the focus of the fifth of six installments in the Cells unit. The lesson asks the class to discuss stem cells and their application to medical research.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class debate the advantages and disadvantages of stem cell research
Classroom Considerations

  • There is an associated activity, Glowing Flowers, for the lesson
  • Scholars should have knowledge of cell functions
  • Note that some learners may have strong religious or moral objections to stem cell research
Pros

  • Includes handouts for lesson extension activity
  • Lists relevant terminology and their definitions
Cons

  • Not much student engagement