What Are Mini Brains?

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Scientists grow tiny brains outside an organism in their labs. How this is accomplished and why become the central focus of a video and discussion. After viewing the core lesson, ten questions check for content mastery and prepare young scientists to discuss the topic in greater detail.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Debate the ethics of using stem cells for research
  • Discuss the benefits and limitations of this type of research
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