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Review concepts of cloning and genetic engineering and participate in a round-table discussion based on the ethics and potential of cloning with your class. Each learner then writes a formal essay on the topic, stemming from the debate.
Deliberating in a Democracy
Students explore the issues and challenges of cloning. In this cloning lesson plan, students read about how cloning affects people and the types of cloning, then they prepare a debate either for or against cloning.
Is cloning good or harmful? Help your class understand the risks and benefits as they read, research, and discuss human cloning. Individuals form teams, research information, and present to the class before concluding with an in-depth...
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....
Here is an ambitious lesson which has learners take a look at which nations came up with the most important scientific inventions/advancements during the 20th century. Focusing on group work, cloning is explored. All of the worksheets...
American Museum of Natural History
Start seeing double. The American Museum of Natural History website provides pupils with information about Dolly, the cloned sheep. Learners find out the procedure used to create Dolly along with why scientists clone animals.
Perfect cloning is impossible — and that's been proven mathematically. Investigate the complexity of cloning in physics. The video instructor explains why cloning is theoretically impossible. He uses several examples to illustrate the...
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...
Students relate the ethical and practical arguments in favor of cloning and against cloning. They research the issue and plan a public service advertisement campaign for or against cloning.
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...
How do you feel about cloning? This issue is highly debated, so educate your class before they participate in a similar debate! Read a New York Times article related to the use of cloned pig organs for human transplants. Groups develop...
Students complete a variety of activities as they examine the ethical issues behind stem cell research and cloning. They make their own ethical decisions on both subjects.
Students 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 cloning.
Twelfth graders define cloning in their own words and examine the different types of cloning. After reading an article, they summarize it in their own words and use the internet to research the history of cloning. In groups, they...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
How do bodies fight infections and illnesses? An animation of the way T cells clone to fight an infection provides many details. The resource also provides an excellent written introduction and ideas for how to ensure pupils understand...
This nine-page biotechnology resource contains six pages of questions regarding DNA technology. Questions cover cloning, restriction enzymes, the polymerase chain reaction, different techniques, the human genome project, and more. The...
Students differentiate between reproductive and therapeutic cloning and then use research, discussion, and writing in journals to examine their own personal opinions on these subjects.
Students explore links on the Internet to collect facts about cloning then prepare an essay on their findings. In this research writing lesson students examine how to include their opinions on what they have found in their research.
In this cloning worksheet, students fill in the blank with information researched about cloning. Students draw a labeled sketch and complete statements for each step of cloning displayed in the noted text.
In this cloning activity, students will read a paragraph about how cloning has been a benefit to medicine and agriculture. Students will underline the main idea in the paragraph and write down three supporting details. Then students will...
In this opinions of cloning usage worksheet, students read phrases of what cloning should be used for and check their opinions in columns yes, not sure, no, only in certain situations, and never.
In this gene cloning worksheet, students are given a gene sequence of DNA, plasmid DNA, 3 restriction enzymes, their cut patterns and a DNA ligase. They answer 6 questions about the results of using different restriction enzymes to cut...
Young scholars discuss an article on cloning and stem cells and complete an Internet cloning activity. In this genetic engineering lesson, students analyze stem cell issues by reading an article and participating in a class discussion....
Students explore the concept of cloning. In this cloning lesson, students research reproduction, cloning, and ethic issues. Students discuss their findings and write stories about extinct animals that are brought back to life.
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